Trg on medicinal plants concludes

DOIMUKH, Nov 26: A 100-hour training programme on ‘skill development in medicinal plants’ organized jointly by Rajiv Gandhi University’s (RGU) botany department and the Arunachal ENVIS Hub of the environment & forests department concluded here on Monday.
Fifteen trainees from different districts of the state participated in the programme, which started on 12 November.
Addressing the function, RGU Vice Chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha emphasized on “maintaining a high degree of ethics while doing business with natural resources.”
Stressing on making skill development in the medicinal plant sector a priority area in Arunachal, he urged the trainees to utilize the knowledge and skills learnt during the training to become job providers instead of job seekers.
PCCF (Environment & Climate Change) AK Shukla informed the participants about ongoing environmental conservation and training programmes, and urged the trainees to help in sustainable harvesting and management of the state’s medicinal plant resource.
RGU Registrar Prof Tomo Riba urged the trainees to put in practice the tools and techniques learnt from the trainers, while RGU’s Botany HoD Dr Hui Tag highlighted the learning outcome of the training programme.
ENVIS Hub’s PCCF office coordinator Robin Dohu briefed about the relevance of the Green Skill Development Programme in the context of Arunachal Pradesh, and urged the trainees to take advantage of such training and capacity-building programmes.
Arunachal ENVIS-RGU programme convenor Dr Oyi Dai Nimachow also spoke.
The top resource persons and master trainers of the training programme, who are also conducting research in the medicinal plant sector of Arunachal, Drs Pallabi Kalita Hui, Chandan Tamuly and Budhen C Baruah, and Profs AK Das and AP Das, were felicitated for rendering yeoman service to the region.