NDMC's School Of Gardening To offer Certificate Courses (Photo Credit: File Photo)
NDMC's school of gardening, which so far used to offer training for horticulturists employed with civic bodies, will now offer certificate courses for the public as well. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has also outlined the move in its budget for 2020-21 as well.
Under the skill India initiative, the school will also introduce certificate courses after obtaining approval from Agriculture Council of India to provide expertise in various fields of urban gardening like vertical gardening, nursery management, green waste management, landscaping and tree management, a senior NDMC official said.
The gardening school, which operates out of Purana Qila Road nursery, was set up in 2011. It presently operates with an objective of providing training to gardeners and horticulturists appointed by MCDs, DDA, Delhi Police and other government departments.
Meanwhile, Horticulture has become a lucrative career option and several Bachelor and Master Degree courses of 3 years and 2 years are offered by premier Indian Institutes. The stream of Horticulture deals with the science, art and technology of cultivation of plants that include fruits, medicinal plants, nuts, vegetables, seeds and herbs. Candidates who are passionate about gardening, plantation and green environment can pursue the Bachelor Degree Course in Horticulture.