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Promotion of medicinal and aromatic plants and industries by startups

Medicinal and aromatic plants should be sustain-ably used for creating livelihood opportunities of poor people residing in rural areas. 
Promotion of medicinal and aromatic plants and industries by startups

With the passing of time, technology is forecast to be the important medium for development.As India wholesomely share the maximum portion to agriculture, its development is vital for the countries growth.

Several industries internationally and nationally has launched machines to faster the agriculture process and help in high yield production.Likewise, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan have urged farmers and entrepreneurs to adopt improved technologies for cultivation of better varieties of medicinal and aromatic plants to raise their income. 

Speaking at a Kisan Mela (farmers’ fair) organized at CSIR-Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants CSIR-CIMAP in Lucknow, he said this would also help in production of quality raw material demanded by user industries. 

Stating that medicinal and aromatic plants are the "valuable green wealth" of the country, he said these should be sustainably used for creating livelihood opportunities of poor people residing in rural areas. 

Vardhan, who is Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, said that there are immense possibilities for promotion and production of medicinal and aromatic plants and industries by startups. 

He called upon the scientists to develop improved technologies for conservation and cultivation of these plants keeping in view the changing climatic conditions and limited as well as diminishing agriculture resources. 

The Minister said that scientists should standardize the ayurvedic drugs so that their use can be increased in health care of the poor people. 
 

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