AIZAWL, Sept 22 - A three-day Anthurium Festival kick-started today at Reiek in Mizoram. The festival has been held every year since its inception in 2006 with the aim to promote tourism in Mizoram.
About one thousand families in Mizoram are engaged in anthurium cultivation with financial assistance from the State Horticulture department. With hundreds of house-holds growing the flower, Aizawl district tops all districts in anthurium cultivation.
Horticulture officials said Mizoram�s anthurium flowers are of high quality and are in great demand in other States of India and even abroad, besides the local market. Anthurium flowers have been exported in huge numbers to countries like Japan, UAE, European countries.
Mizoram Tourism Minister John Rotluangliana inaugurated the three-day Anthurium Festival today. The festival will conclude on Saturday.