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Training prog on medicinal plants conducted

Source: Chronicle News Service


Kakching, December 15 2021: State Medicinal Plant Board (SMPB) Manipur, Directorate of AYUSH Manipur and Ireima Agro Producer Company Limited Imphal jointly organised a one-day training programme for farmers on the topic 'Cultivation, Conservation and Marketing of Medicinal and Aromatic plants' at Kakching Wairi Salam community hall on Wednesday.

The programme held under the sponsorship of National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB), New Delhi was attended by AYUSH director A Guneshwar Sharma as chief guest, Ireima Company's chairman Toijam Nandabapu Singh as president and Kakching Organic Producer Company Limited chairman Naorem Achouba Singh as guest of honour.

Attending as resource persons, Manipur University Department of Life Sciences retired HoD Prof Dr Potshangbam Kumar, Central Agricultural University assistant professors Dr Ps Mariam Anal, Dr Ng Pillo, Dr S Romen and Horticulture Mission Manipur retired mission director K Jogeshchan-dra talked about the benefits of medicinal and aromatic plants, their cultivation and medicinal preparation.

Speaking at the programme, AYUSH director A Guneshwar informed that farmers who are interested in taking up large scale cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants will be provided funds through direct beneficiary transfer as the required fund has already been allotted to the State Medicinal Plant Board.

The Union government in the first phase has-granted permission for cultivation of 15 medicinal and aromatic plants.

Not only that, efforts are on for documentation of traditional medicines based on plants prescribed by traditional medicine practitioners of the state, for which, funding will be provided for researchers, he added.

At the end of the training, trainees were distributed saplings of 'Ningthou Khongli' (Tinosporacordifolia) .