Trg on aromatic plant cultivation imparted

NAHARLAGUN, Feb 19: Sixty beneficiaries from different parts of the state participated in a training programme on ‘Cultivation of aromatic plants’ organised by the Itanagar branch of the CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology (CSIR-NEIST) at the institute’s premises here on Monday.
Addressing the beneficiaries, Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology Director CD Mungyak lauded the CSIR-NEIST’s initiative to encourage cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants in Arunachal Pradesh, and urged the farmers to take advantage of the opportunity.
Itanagar NEIST scientist in-charge, Dr Jagat C Borah assured to provide technical support and assistance to the farmers in cultivating such plants, while Jorhat NEIST scientist Dr Mohal Lal delivered a talk on cultivation of aromatic plants, and Batt village-based Tempo Medicinal and Aromatic Oil Industries’ chairman Tadar Tempo spoke about the scope and advantages of cultivating medicinal and aromatic plants in Arunachal Pradesh.
Itanagar NEIST senior scientist Dr Chandan Tamuly also spoke.
The programme also featured a hands-on demonstration, and the beneficiaries were later taken to the institute’s nursery of medicinal and aromatic plants.