AP tribal farmers get training to grow aromatic crops

Dec 29, 2018

Arunachal Pradesh tribal farmers from West Kameng, West Siang and Tawang districts visited CSIR-IHBT, Palampur, for a two-day awareness-cum-training programme on the process and technologies to cultivate aromatic crops under CSIR’s Aroma Mission.

The farmers were imparted training on the process to cultivate various varieties, including damask rose , wild marigold, rosemary, Valeriana jatamansi and Matricaria chamomilla. All these aromatic crops have their uses in essential oils, spices and medicinal applications.

Rakesh Kumar, principal scientist-cum-training programme organiser, said the farmers were given extensive knowledge and practical exposure on field preparation and management of nursery, nutrients, weed, insect, pest and disease. The farmers were shown how best can they can reap the results from sowing to post harvest management of aromatic crops. The crops have a huge potential in the world market as the essential oils obtained from these are used in perfumes, fragrances & flavours and spices .

Accompanied by Dr. Nima D Namsa, Assistant Professor, Tezpur University, Assam, the farmers successfully completed the training program.

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