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JAMMU: Director IIIM Jammu, Dr. Ram Vishwakarma on Wednesday emphasised for diversification in agriculture sector and for adopting cultivation of aromatic crops suitable for different agro climatic conditions of Jammu Division.
“This will not only improve livelihood status of small and marginal farmers but waste land and rainfed areas shall be put under cultivation,” Dr Vishwakarma said and stressed for doubling the farmers income and skill development for sustainable livelihood and to provide raw material for Industry.
CSIR-IIIM Jammu organised an interactive meet with Additional Mission Director, J and K State, Rural Livelihood Mission and all Block Programme Managers regarding awareness under CSIR-Aroma Mission.
Additional Mission Director, Kapil Sharma assured full cooperation for successful implementation of Aroma Mission and to provide all logistic support from his Block Programme Managers to familiarise the farmer community for adopting this activity on a large scale and women empowerment through value addition of aroma products.
Dr Suresh Chandra, Chief Scientist IIIM Jammu explained about operational guidelines of CSIR Aroma Mission and details of crops to be taken up for under the Mission.
All officers of J and K State Rural Livelihood Mission visited CSIR-IIIM Research Farm Chatha, Jammu and were made aware by the agriculturist scientist regarding large scale cultivation of aromatic plant and its processing including distillation. They were also shown cultivation of aromatic plants like lemongrass, Rosa grass, Tulsi, mints, Rose scented geranium, lavender and rosemary.
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