Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad
today said the hill state has ideal conditions for cultivation
Meghalaya has ideal conditions for the cultivation of
and there are immense opportunities in the state for
sustainable expansion in the areas under cultivation for
larger interest of the growers and entrepreneurs, he said.
With the increasing demand of natural essential oils,
aroma products and herbal extracts from medicinal and aromatic
plants, the ability of the farmer or the entrepreneur to
process the plants for value addition and for making high
quality products has opened the possibility of increased
income generation and better quality of life, he said.
Earlier, Additional chief secretary K N Kumar informed
and there is a need to have a compendium of all these plants.
Stressing on the requirement of having Aromatic and
Medicinal plants policy and an Aroma Mission for the larger
State, Kumar highlighted the need to have a capacity building
workshop with the Kabiraj of the State.
The Institute of Natural Resource under Meghalaya Basin
Development Authority (MBDA) has planned promotion of
with the aim to introduce, develop and disseminate
technologies for cultivation, promotion and processing among
the growers and entrepreneurs in a time bound manner, MBDA CEO
P Sampath Kumar said.
It is emphasized to introduce only such commercially
viable crops which are suitable to the agro climatic
conditions of the State, he said.
The workshop, organized by the Institute of Natural
Resources at the Raj Bhavan here, was organised with an aim to
provide awareness to the people and young entrepreneurs for
development of entrepreneurial skills in area of essential oil
processing and value addition and to impart knowledge to
participants.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)