Aroma Mission CSIR CIMAP India | Aroma mission subsidy scheme

Today we will share information about an optimistic mission "Aroma Mission" run by central government. 

What is Aroma mission

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The Aroma mission launch date is 2016 and the mission is started to boost the cultivation of aromatic plants like lavender, geranium, tulsi that have aromatic medicinal properties and new technology developed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

CSIR CIMAP Aroma Mission

Csir aroma mission - csir has majorly contributed in aroma mission and huge credit goes to CSIR For spreading the cultivation of aromatic plants and medicinal crops from one state to other states. By approaching CIMAP you can also get the opportunity of geranium farming training. They are also guiding how to start geranium from cuttings, lavender cultivation and also giving valuable tips on geranium oil farming in India. 

Aroma mission state

According to Anil Tripathi there are five Aromatic laboratories of CIMAP. Dr. Anil kumar Tripathi is the director of CSIR, CIMAP, Lucknow. Five aroma laboratories are situated at Jorhat, Jammu, Palampur, and Lucknow contains two laboratories. All these five aroma laboratories are given below

Aroma active laboratories

  • Jorhat - CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology, jorhat
  • Jammu - CSIR-Indian institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu
  • Palampur - CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur 
  • Lucknow - CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Lucknow
  • Lucknow - CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow

Participation laboratories

  • CSIR-IHBT (IHBT CSIR Palampur) 
  • CSIR-IIIM (Aroma mission in Jammu & Kashmir)
  • CSIR-NBRI (Aroma mission Lucknow)
  • CSIR-NEIST (CSIR Aroma mission Jorhat) 
  • CSIR-CIMAP - is the nodal laboratory and the rest are participation laboratories. 

Aroma mission India

According to Anil Tripathi  all these five aromatic laboratories are on mission mode and trying to improve the income of farmers through aromatic crop cultivation. These aromatic laboratories are consistently promoting the cultivation of aromatic plants in India and are helping farmers by providing needy things along with training of aroma. 

Aim of Aroma Mission for Agriculture

  • The target has been set and the Indian government is eying medicinal and aromatic plants cultivation in India on a large scale. Motive of the Aroma mission is to start the cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants in 6000 hectares in the upcoming 3 years. 
  • Cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants in India is a commercial approach that should be appreciated. According to Anil Tripathi, they have decided to pick such aromatic plants that can easily cultivate in less waterfall regions, near rivers, during fluid (less effect), in hilly regions where animals are the major problem for cultivation. 
  • Through this mission CSIR will provide technical and infrastructure support for distillation and value addition to farmers all over the country.
  • Effective buyback mechanism -  CSIR will help farmers to sell their products in the market they will also help in arranging meetings between sellers and buyers. This will really boost the morale and confidence of the farmers, instead we should say this is boosting the morale and confidence of the farmers. 

Plants under Aroma mission

There are 17 plants under Aroma mission. Aroma mission geranium and csir aroma mission lemon grass cultivation are becoming popular at the same time tulsi, mint and other aromatic plants are also being promoted by CSIR-CIMAP. 

Plants with aroma mission are given below

  • Geranium 
  • lemongrass  
  • Menthol Mint 
  • Tulsi
  • Palmarosa
  • Khus (chryspogon zizonioides)
  • Damsak Rose (Rosa damascena)
  • Lavender (lavandula officials)
  • Wild marigold (togetes minuto)
  • Citronella (cymbopogon nardus)
  • Kalmegh or Green chiretta 
  • Shatavari
  • Ashvagandha 

The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) was established by the Indian government in November 2000. This board conducts all programs related to medicinal plants, support policies, trade, export, conservation and agriculture development. 

Aroma mission 2021

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has contributed a lot in the development of farmers who have started Aroma farming.  CSIR has majorly participated in the development, nurturing and positioning of essential oil based industry in the country. This has resulted in an ecosystem benefiting the industry farmers and next generation farmers including entrepreneurs. Last year it was decided to spread the farming of medicinal and aromatic plants in 6000 hectares in the entire India in the upcoming 3 years. 

Purple revolution under aroma mission

Around 500 farmers across villages in Doda had their incomes in multiplications after shifting from maize to lavender. Lavender aroma mission is the most successful mission yet, in comparison of other aromatic plants.

Income of these farmers grew with the help of IIIM Jammu under aroma mission and this is well known as purple revolution under aroma mission. 

In 2016 the center launched an aroma mission to boost the cultivation of plants like lavender, geranium, damsak rose, tulsi etc . These plants consist of aromatic medicinal properties.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Indian Institute of integrative medicine, Jammu (IIIM Jammu) these two bodies are responsible for taking the aroma mission forward especially in Jammu region.

Aroma Mission Subsidy

CSIR-CIMAP has already provided lots of free plants under aroma mission. This organization has provided free geranium plants to farmers and this is being done to promote the farming of geranium. You should not miss this opportunity to get free plants of geranium. In one acre land nearly 17000 geranium plants can be planted and you can get all these plants free of cost by CIMAP. You should approach this organization to avail the medicinal plants subsidy in tamilnadu or in India. 

Aroma mission for agriculture FAQ

Some frequently asked questions related aroma mission are given below

How to get free plants?

To get free plants you have to approach government organization CSIR-CIMAP, apart from giving free plants they are helping farmers in other ways like providing training of geranium plant, arranging meeting of buyers and sellers of aromatic plants.   

Where to sell aromatic plants?

Government organization CIMAP is arranging meeting between sellers and buyers so you don't need to worry just go for the medicinal and aromatic plant cultivation according to your regions climate conditions.

What is the full form of CSIR? 

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

What is the full form of CIMAP?

Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

What are aroma mission benefits?

  • Development of superior varieties and their agro technologies.
  • Promotion of aromatic plant cultivation and processing of aromatic crops along with setting up distillation units and catalyzing setting up of cooperatives for marketing of the produce.
  • Value addition of aromatic plants and crops.
  • Skill development activities to help farmers in which farmers will learn how to grow these medicinal plants under different climate conditions.
  • Business development and Entrepreneurship opportunities.
  • You may get free plants.
  • You can avail aroma mission subsidy benefits.

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