Five-day Training Program On Cultivation Of Medicinal And Aromatic Plants For Maharashtra Farmers Begins At CSIR-CIMAP
Lucknow, December 27 (TNA) CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow and Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), in collaboration with Agriculture Commissionerate, Maharashtra, is training farmers on the subject of production, primary processing and marketing of medicinal and aromatic plants. A project is being run to create awareness. Under this project, 6 training programs will be organized in which about 300 farmers of the state will be trained.
This second program was inaugurated on Tuesday,Tuesday at CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants to train farmers on production, primary processing and marketing of medicinal and aromatic plants.
Around 43 farmers from eight districts of Maharashtra participated in the program under Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Agriculture Commissionerate, Maharashtra.
The five-day training program was inaugurated by Dr. Saudan Singh, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CIMAP. Dr. Saudan Singh welcomed the participants and in his address said that CSIR-CMAP has been encouraging farmers in the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants for the last 60 years, and is providing new agricultural technologies, plant materials and improved varieties to the farmers.
Atul Sirsagar, Agriculture Officer, Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Maharashtra, gave detailed information about the projects and activities being run by the department. Dr. Sanjay Kumar and Dr. Ramesh Kumar Srivastava guided the participants in the inaugural session. In the technical session of the training program, Dr. Ram Suresh Sharma shared advanced agricultural techniques of Tulsi production with the participants. Thereafter, Dr. Rishikesh shared the advanced agricultural practices of Kalmegh production with the participants. Dr. Ramesh Kumar Srivastava gave information about advanced agricultural practices of rose.