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PROMOTION OF CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING OF AROMATIC CROPS, ENHANCING AREA UNDER SELECTED AROMATIC CROPS ALONG WITH ENABLING INTERVENTIONS INCLUDING SETTING UP OF DISTILLATION UNITS AND CATALYZING SETTING UP OF COOPERATIVES FOR MARKETING OF THE PRODUCE

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Activities Proposed

  • Selection of crops (based on the demand of their essential oils) to provide higher economic returns to the farmers.
  • Multiplication of the planting material of the selected crops.
    Selection of clusters of farmers and promotion of cultivation of these crops to newer suitable areas to enhance area under cultivation of selected crops.
  • Setting up of distillation units, and catalyzing setting up of farmers cooperatives for marketing the produce.

Deliverables

  • Selection of crops providing higher benefits to the farmers and having the ability to grow well under stressed conditions.
  • Ensuring availability of quality planting material to the farmers.
  • Increasing the area under cultivation of aromatic and medicinal crops by at least 5500 hectares.

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