Science-farmer-industry interface owned by CSIR-IIIM station Pulwama – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 13: CSIR- Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu organized a “Scientist-Farmer-Industry Interface” today at its Field Station Pulwama under the patronage of Dr. D. Srinivasa Reddy, Director of CSIR- IIIM.
Flavor industry stakeholders, namely farmers, entrepreneurs, Krishi Sakhis from the National Rural Livelihood Mission, PG academics from IUST, Awantipora, J&K and prominent industrialists from the essential oil industry and agrochemicals were present in the program.
During the one-day program, deliberations and brainstorming sessions on opportunities for cultivation and processing of aromatic crops, utilization and value chain of indigenous aromatic oils and products were conducted.
Speaking on the occasion of the distinguished industrialist and CEO of Sankhu Baba International, Ramakant Harlalka appreciated the role of CSIR-IIIM in supporting industry players through various initiatives and commended them for convening the science-farmer-industry interface that would help form a sector network and value chain.
He also informed that the essential oil industry offers a huge demand for essential oils and other raw materials from crops like lavender, rose, rose-scented geranium and other aromatic plants for their use. in the production of high-end cosmetics, perfumery, therapeutics, the food and beverage industry.
Dr. Shahid Rasool, Principal Scientist and Head of CSIR-IIIM Pulwama Field Station, informed that CSIR has contributed significantly to the development, nurturing and positioning of the oil-based flavor industry essential in the country.
Khursheed Ahmad, Senior District Manager, J&K Bank, briefed the participating stakeholders on the various entrepreneurship-focused credit schemes and incentives launched by the government for the development and promotion of the entrepreneurship ecosystem involving the development of products and processes in the flavor sector. .
Progressive Lavender Grower KK Saraf, while addressing the participants, highlighted the role of CSIR-IIIM in empowering farmers through the provision of quality planting materials, scientific know-how, facilitation of distillation and processing of crops, and underlined their support for the creation of an efficient market. connections.
Munazah Jeelani, Founder of Zayaan Organics, while thanking the organizers for organizing the event, requested the support of CSIR-IIIM in capacity building and training new entrepreneurs for value addition and product development using essential oils and indigenous raw materials.