CSIR-IIIM organizes training programme on cultivation, marketing of Aromatic plants at Bandipora

BANDIPORA: CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (IIIM), Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with District Administration Bandipora on Thursday organised a day-long Awareness cum Training programme on Cultivation, Processing and Marketing of Medicinal and Aromatic plants.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad inaugurated the programme while Vice-chairperson District Development Council Bandipora Kounser Shafeeq, DDC members, Joint Director Planning, Chief Horticulture Officer Bandipora, Chief Agriculture Officer, District Floriculture Officer, Bandipora, District Officer ISM, Principal Scientist Dr. Qazi Parvaiz Hassan, Dr. Shakir P Sultan, Dr. Shahid Rasool and other senior officers of the district were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC appreciated the efforts of CSIR IIIM with special mention of Director, CSIR – IIIM, Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy for conducting such training programmes to develop skill and interest among the poor farming community.
He urged the farmers to take advantage of such training programmes to improve and polish their skills so that they can produce more crops with less but focused efforts. He highlighted the role of CSIR IIIM in promotion and development of medicinal and aromatic plant cultivation and processing sector in J&K.
Vice Chairman Kounser Shafeeq said such events are of high importance which have direct bearing on their livelihood and economic prospectus and stressed on farmers to have such programmes in future also for awareness and promotion of this sector. —PTI

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