Cinnamon will be produced in Himachal, the pilot project will start from Una

Cinnamon will be produced in Himachal, the pilot project will start from Una

Agriculture Minister Virendra Kanwar informed that Himachal has become the first state to grow cinnamon as an organized crop.

The first plant of cinnamon spice has been planted in Kholi village of Una district. Commercial production of cinnamon spices can be started in the low lying areas of the state.

Himachal Pradesh will now also produce cinnamon. This pilot project has been started from the Una district. With its success, commercial-scale production of cinnamon spices will be started in the low lying areas of the state.

This information was given by Agriculture Minister Virendra Kanwar. Kanwar informed that Himachal has become the first state to grow cinnamon as an organized crop.

Cinnamon will be produced in Himachal, the pilot project will start from Una

The first plant of cinnamon spice has been planted in Kholi village of Una district.

The pilot project to grow cinnamon spice in the state is being run under the joint aegis of the Himalayan Institute of Bioresource Technology, Palampur and Agriculture Department.

The project is being implemented by the Himalayan Institute of Bioresource Technology, Palampur under the joint aegis of Indian Spice Crops Research Institute, Kerala.

On behalf of the scientists of the Himalayan Institute of Bioresource Technology, Palampur, farmers in the Una district were provided training in growing cinnamon crops.

This year, one thousand farmers will be provided intensive training on various aspects of cinnamon crops in the low lying areas of the state so that they can successfully produce the best varieties of cinnamon-like Navashree, Nityashree, Konkan Beej etc.

Cinnamon will be produced in Himachal, the pilot project will start from Una

At the beginning of the pilot project, about 600-700 saplings have been planted in Kholi village of Una district.

Every year 40 thousand to 50 thousand cinnamon plants will be distributed free of cost to the farmers of five districts. These will be planted through MNREGA.

Told that on average 40 hectares of land would be cultivated in the state every year. In the next five years, about 200 hectares of land will be cultivated for cinnamon crops.

Kanwar informed that the Cinnamon crop can be grown successfully in Una, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, Kangra and Sirmaur districts having hot and humid weather and normal temperature.

Let us tell you that till now cinnamon grows naturally in the forests of the state.

Navya Chandravanshi

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