Jalandhar May 28 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- CSIR-IIIM Jammu under aroma mission awarded appreciation award to Lyallpur Khalsa College for imparting knowledge and imparting education in the area of AROMA mission of GOVT of India. Award was conferred by Dr Jitendra Singh, Union minister of the state for science and technology at Bhaderwah, Doda Dist J & K during Lavender festival inauguration. Award was received by Principal Dr Gurpinder Singh Samra and Dean Research of the college Coordinator AROMA Mission and PI DST of project Dr Arun Dev Sharma HOD Biotechnology.
During technical session, Principal Dr Gurpinder Singh Samra said that for this mission, three components must work in concert i.e Scientists, Farmers and Govt Dr Samra said that income of farmers can be increased many folds by innovative start ups related to this mission. Govt of Punjab should come forward for these kind of ventures. Dr Arun Dev Sharma said that CSIR AROMA MISSION is aimed at to impart knowledge related with aroma based crops like eucalyptus, rosa grass and lemon grass based S & T technology to reach farmers, industry and society.
Dr Sharma mentioned that AROMA mission has the potential to increase economic status, rural development and life quality enhancements. PI of DST project Dr Arun Dev Sharma emphasized that this mission is aimed to achieve: Bring area under cultivation of aroma based crops in degraded or waste kind of lands. Provide technical training to farmers or growers across the Punjab region under capacity building programmes. This mission is catalyzing rural empowerment through cultivation of aromatic but underutilized crops. During this occasion MOU was also signed by CSIR IIIM JAMMU and LKC to work together for this mission.