Manipur witnesses awareness cum training programme on benefits of aromatic plants

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Imphal: A one-day awareness cum training programme on “Catalysing Rural Empowerment through Cultivation, Processing, Value Addition and Marketing of Aromatic Plants” conducted at the community hall of Wungahon village, Yaingangpokpi, Imphal East district on Monday.

The programme was organised by a farmers’ society “Forever Mapithel Society (FMS)” in collaboration with COundil Scientific Research CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu under CSIR-Aromatic Mission Phase II.

During the programme a total of 85 farmers from different 14 villages— Chadong, Lungphu, Ramrei, Lamlai Khunou, Muirei, Leiyaram, Riha, Thoyee, Sikiphung, Leinganching, Nongdam; Kangkum, Wungahon and Mayophong.

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Resource persons CSIR-IIIM, Jammu, Jasha Momo H. Anal introduced the CSIR- Aroma Mission.

Senior scientist, Plant Sciences and Agrotechnology Division (PSA), CSIR-IIIM, Jammu, Sabha Jeet delivered presentation on the topic “Captive Cultivations, & Processing of Aromatic Plants/Crops.”

Senior scientist, Plant Sciences and Agrotechnology Division (PSA), CSIR-IIIM, Jammu, VP Rahul delivered on “Marketing of Aromatic Plants/Crops and Value Addition Initiatives-Essential Oils” and assistant professor department of Chemistry, Manipur University Francis AS Chipem delivered his presentation on “Prospects of Aroma plants for hills farmers”.

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President of Forever Mapithel Society, Kamjong district, Nepolean Shaiza appreciated the farmers for participating the programme. He shared the various problems that the farmers of Kamjong district have been facing due to lack of technical support from authority concerned.

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