Two-day Kisan Mela To Be Organized In CIMAP Lucknow On January 30-31
Lucknow, January 13 (TNA) CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP) is one of the premier research institutes in the country. The institute is functioning under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The institute has been engaged in research and development and technology dissemination in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants for the last about 65 years.
To increase the income of farmers qualitatively, the institute is constantly developing new technologies and developing and conserving medicinal and aromatic plant species. CSIR-CIMAP has developed more than 150 improved varieties of medicinal and aromatic plants and their agronomic and processing technologies. To make these improved varieties and agricultural and processing techniques easily accessible to the farmers, a medium was created which is called Kisan Mela.
This Kisan Mela was started by CSIR-CIMAP in the year 2003. This Kisan Mela is a great platform for the farmers of the country interested in the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants. More than 75000 participants from different states of the country have participated in 19 Kisan Melas organized so far.
As a result, millions of farmers and entrepreneurs in the country are benefiting from the cultivation and processing process of medicinal and aromatic plants and their standard of living is improving.
The institute is also successfully leading the CSIR-run National Aroma Mission. India has made its mark in the world due to the high-level research and development work done by this institute in the field of mentha and lemongrass. Menthol has become the largest producer and exporter of mint and citrus essential oils. At present, Uttar Pradesh contributes about 75-80% of the production of mentha oil at the national level.
A two-day Kisan Mela is being organized by CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP) on January 30-31, 2024 at the campus in Lucknow. About 5000 farmers and entrepreneurs from different states of the country such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu and other states are expected to participate in this fair. This time the theme of the Kisan Mela will be based on women's empowerment.
The two-day Kisan Mela will also include a seminar on "Production to Market" on medicinal and aromatic plants, in which scientists, farmers and buyers will have mutual discussions, as well as demonstration and sale of improved plant material, publications and herbal products, and live demonstration of distillation/processing and vermicompost manufacturing and the making of incense sticks and rose water for women.