Commissioner/Secretary, UT Ladakh Rigzin Sampheal attended a meeting through VC with Council for Scientific Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu

Leh, 10 Aug: Commissioner/Secretary, UT Ladakh Rigzin Sampheal attended a meeting through VC with Council for Scientific Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu on 6th of August 2020 regarding cultivation of  Medicinal and Aromatic Crops in UT Ladakh. The Director, Agriculture/ Horticulture UT Ladakh Tarvinder Singh and Zubair Ahmad a progressive farmer from Chuchot village also attended the meeting.

The meeting deliberated about making Ladakh a hub for aromatic and medicinal plants. The Com/Secy emphasised that the sector can become a major source of livelihood for the local population.

It was decided that cultivation of Aromatic crop will be carried out in Ladakh region in collaboration with the CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine Jammu, for which MOU will be signed.

The Director of CSIR-IIIM Jammu, and their representatives gave a power-point presentation regarding their institute and in future cultivation of MAPs plants in Ladakh.

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