IN J-K GOVERNMENT STARTS AWARENESS DRIVE FOR GROWERS ON CULTIVATION, PROCESSING OF AROMATIC PLANTS

HIGHLIGHTS:

• In Kashmir, a campaign to educate producers on the growing and processing of aromatic plants has begun.
• Kashmir Valley’s environment is ideal for growing a wide range of vegetable crops, fruit, and a large number of plant material useful for medicinal and aromatic purposes.
• Growers took part in the event, which intended to raise awareness among adolescents and encourage them to get involved in the production of aromatic plants.

What is in the News?

The government has launched a specific awareness campaign in Jammu and Kashmir with the purpose of increasing job prospects for the union territory’s youth.

The drive’s importance

Growers and young entrepreneurs can start their own businesses with the help of these plants. They would also enlist the help of others to create jobs. They would learn about agriculture and processing as a result of this programme. Scientists and researchers participate in the initiative to share their knowledge and assist growers in using the best practices and avoiding output losses.
A public awareness campaign is being organized with the goal of providing growers with accurate information on the growing and processing of aromatic plants. This initiative was launched as part of the company’s CSR flagship programmes to assist producers in correctly cultivating aromatic plants on a wide scale.

Who is the initiator of this public awareness campaign?

The Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM) began an awareness programme, while the Department of Agriculture began particular awareness programmes.

What are aromatic plants, and what do they do?

Aromatic plants contain aromatic compounds, which are essentially essential oils. These essential oils are odorous, hydrophobic, and highly concentrated molecules that are volatile at room temperature. Flowers, seeds, buds, leaves, bark, twigs, fruits, timber, and roots are all sources.
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