Awareness prog on medicinal plants, mushroom cultivation held

LIROMOBA, Oct 4: At least 65 beneficiaries, farmers, local healers and others participated in an awareness programme on ‘Conserva-tion, cultivation, sustainable utilization and medicinal plant and cultivation of mushroom’, organized by the Itanagar branch of the CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology (CSIR-NEIST) here in West Siang district on Friday, in collaboration with the Siang Farmers’ Federation (SFF) and the Liromoda Farmers’ Club (LFC).
Addressing the participants, the CSIR-NEIST’s Itanagar Branch Principal Dr Chandan Tamuly delivered a talk on the ‘Importance of Zanthroxylun armatum and its pharmaceutical value’, and assured the farmers that the institute would provide them with technical support according to their requirements.
Senior TO Dr Budhen C Baruah delivered a talk on ‘Cultivation of mushroom and production of vermico-mpost’, and demonstrated the technique of mushroom production.
SFF secretary Naykar
Raksap and LFC secretary Komjum Romin also spoke.
A herbal anti-arthritis ointment developed by the Jorhat-based CSIR-NEIST was distributed among the farmers under the CSIR’s Aroma Mission.