Update: January 18, 2022 9:06 a.m. STI
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan 18 (ANI): To improve employment opportunities for the youths of Jammu and Kashmir, the government has launched a special campaign to sensitize producers on the cultivation and processing of aromatic plants in Kashmir.
Climatically, the Kashmir valley is conducive to the production of a variety of fruits, vegetable crops and a good amount of plant material that can be used in medicinal and aromatic activities.
Valley producers participated in the program. It aimed to educate young people to involve them in the cultivation of aromatic plants.
With the help of aromatic plants, growers, especially young entrepreneurs, can establish their own units and they will also hire other people to create jobs.
Speaking to ANI, Sabdhar Wani, a producer, said, “Through this program, we gain knowledge about cultivation and processing. The scientists and academics who participate in this program share their knowledge so that we apply the right approach and avoid production losses.
The Department of Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) and the Department of Agriculture have launched special outreach programs aimed at providing growers with proper information on the cultivation and processing of aromatic plants.
IIIM organizer and scientist Dr. Shahid Rasool said an awareness program is very important for growers to properly grow aromatic plants on a large scale. As part of CSR flagship programs, it provides knowledge to farmers.
“This agriculture is different from the traditional method. Farmers don’t know much about it. This type of program improves their knowledge of growing, processing and packaging so that they can apply the right approach.
In the coming times, the government is also going to distribute good quality herbal medicines to the growers at subsidy rates so that they produce a good amount of plant material in the future aiming to gain large-scale benefits.
Lavender farmer Ghulam Mohiuddin Mir has been saying for four years that I have been associated with the herb program. It helps growers understand the right way to grow and process.
During this awareness campaign, growers participated on a large scale following the Covid guidelines and they demanded that such types of programs be continued in the future. (ANI)