In an effort to provide training to officers, officials and farmers to create awareness on the benefits and usages of indigenous aromatic and medicinal plants found in Manipur, a one-day training programme was conducted at the district office of Horticulture and Soil Conservation located at Pehrzawl on Wednesday.
The training programme was held under the topic "GAP, GCAP and Primary Processing of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants". It was organised by State Medicinal Plants Board and State Horticulture Mission (SHM) under the aegis of Union Ministry of AYUS, National Medicinal Plants Board, New Delhi.
In an earlier training programme held at Horticulture department, Khonghampat, advisor to chief minister, Sapam Ranjan said that due to the lack of marketing facilities and awareness on the sustainability of the products, most of them have been rendered useless since decades.
The indigenous medicinal plants and aromatic plants need to the maintained properly before they get endangered, he said.
During the programme held on Wednesday, agriculture officer (Horticulture and Soil Conservation), Md Islaudin; district officer (Horticulture and Soil Conservation), K Subhashchandra Meitei; assistant agriculture officer (Horticulture and Soil Conservation), Bikram Yumlembam attended the programme as president, chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
As a part of the programme two resource persons, Ng Bishal and H Deepak spoke on how to conserve the indigenous aromatic and medicinal plants, and how to prepare the soil for more production of the plants, including marketing ideas.