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PHT 622/FLA 622 VALUE ADDITION IN ORNAMENTAL CROPS                                                                   (1L+1P) III

Objective
To acquaint the students about the scope and ways of value addition in ornamental crops.

Theory

UNIT I
Importance, opportunities and prospects of value addition in floriculture; national and global scenario; production and exports, supply chain management

UNIT II
Dry flower making including pot pourries, their uses and trade; extraction technology, uses, sources and trade in essential oils; aromatherapy; pigment and natural dyes extraction technology, sources, uses and trade

UNIT III
Pharmaceutical and neutraceutical compounds from flower crops; petal embedded hand made paper making and uses preparation of products like gulkand, rose water, gulroghan, attar, pankhuri;

UNIT IV
Floral craft including bouquets, garlands, flower arrangements etc. tinting (artificial colouring) of flower crops; Women empowerment through value added products making.

Practicals
Dry flower making including pot pourries; extraction technology, uses, sources and trade in essential oils. Pigment and natural dyes extraction technology; pharmaceutical and neutraceutical compounds from flower crops; preparation of products like gulkand, rose water, gulroghan, attar, pankhuri: petal embedded handmade paper making, floral craft including bouquets, garlands, flower arrangements etc.; tinting (artificial colouring) of flower crops.

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