JAAG Project Launched

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CSIR-IIIM, Jammu launched a mega project entitled “Field demonstration of region specific Medicinal & Aromatic plants genotypes of CSIR for socio-economic upliftment of masses in J&K region (J&K AROMA AROGYA GRAM-JAAG)” in Jammu division of J&K state. The project was inaugurated by Hon’ble MoS for DONER (Independent charge) and MoS for PMO Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Government of India, Dr. Jitendra Singh on July 25, 2015 in the presence of Sh. Lal Singh, State Health Minister, Dr. Ram Vishwakarma, Director, CSIR-IIIM, Jammu, Dr. Suresh Chandra, Chief Scientist and Nodal PI to the project and huge crowd of interested peoples.
The project is based the cultivation of CSIR agrotechnologies of Medicinal & Aromatic crops in farmers land for socio-economic upliftment and employment generation for farming community and rural masses including women of the Jammu division. Ten districts are proposed to cover in two phase plan. In first phase, the 100 hectares of area from six districts namely Kathua, Udhampur, Doda, Reasi, Ramban and Kishtwar in the year 2015-16 and in second phase rest of four districts namely Jammu, Samba, Poonch and Rajouri in the year 2016-17 are proposed to be covered. The crops are purposed to implemented such as Lavender, Rose, Mint species, Cymbopogon species, Monarda citriodora, Phalsa etc. as per the climatic conditions of the respective area, The proposed CSIR agrotechnologies are high value and high economical return over the traditional cropping system adopted by the farmers from the long. Because of the lack of irrigation and insufficient fertility of the soil in some of the areas, the farmers are unable to get the sufficient economic return.

The CSIR-IIIM agrotechnologies are well suitable for such type of area. These crops are also unaffected by the animals attack. The farmers can get the high economic return by the cultivation of recommended Medicinal & Aromatic plants under the guidance of CSIR scientists

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