Orientation, training prog on “Promotion of Medicinal & Aromatic plants cultivation” held at Lalmandi
SRINAGAR: The Divisional level orientation cum training programme on “Promotion of Medicinal and Aromatic plants cultivation in the UT of J&K” was today held at Agriculture complex Lalmandi here.
Speaking at the inaugural session of the training programme, Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal marked the importance of medicinal and aromatic plants. He said there is a huge potential to grab in this sector.
Director Agriculture said cultivation of the medicinal and aromatic plants on commercial lines, and the participation of educated youth in this allied wing could help in the socio-economic transformation of concerned farming families.
Iqbal said that under the holistic development of agriculture and allied sectors, a multipronged project has been approved for the promotion of medicinal and aromatic plant cultivation in the UT of J&K.
He said that the department has already taken the necessary steps for the promotion of medicinal and aromatic plants wherein the demonstration sessions are held with the concerned farmers, agri-preneurs at departmental farms so that the modern technologies and interventions in the concerned areas could be imparted to the farmers in a comprehensive manner.
Director Agriculture also highlighted the importance of branding and marketing medicinal and aromatic plants. He said the capacity building for the implementation of different projects is also of utmost importance therefore the participants must go through all the details of the approved projects under a holistic development document.
The programme was attended by Joint Director Agriculture (Ext) Mohammad Syeed Peer, Joint Director Agriculture and Mushroom Tabassum Naz, Officers of the Agriculture Production Department, Officers/Scientists of SKUAST-K, KYKs, and other allied departments.