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Top mission to promote commercial cultivation of Agar: Assam & Tripura

Top mission to promote commercial cultivation of Agar: Assam & Tripura

Top mission to promote commercial cultivation of Agar: Assam & Tripura. The Assam and Tripura governments have taken all of the measures to encourage the commercial cultivation of Agar. The perfume and cosmetic industries use it throughout the globe.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while reviewing the projects, schemes, and works of the Industries and Commerce Department on Sunday requested the department to carry out the scheme. A Mission Mode so that the commercial plantation of Agarwood, Sandal Wood can be generated on a demand-driven industrial landscape.

In a statement from the Industries and Commerce Department. A government representative said that the Chief Minister also restated the need for a wide roadmap. So, that to speed the commercial cultivation of numerous tree species, including Agarwood, Sandalwood.

“In considering the fact that there is largely agricultural land accessible in the districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao. We will proceed to take a fantastic move to grow the plantation. And commercial plantations of high-value plants in the districts,” the official said, citing the CM.

Top mission to promote commercial cultivation of Agar

He said that this would have a positive impact on the formation of new economic initiatives in the state.

During the review discussion, he also requested that the department put in place an industrial environment. Which is demand-driven in the state.

Several officials from the Ministry of Industries and Commerce, such as Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary. Principal Secretary to the Industries and Commerce Department K.K. Dwivedi and the Principal Secretary of the department were also in attendance.

Tripura government, having taken into consideration the perspectives of all stakeholders, from farmers to dealers to Agar oil processors. Well as specialists, has created a draft “Tripura Agarwood Policy 2021”.

Top mission to promote commercial cultivation of Agar

An official with the state Forest Department said that the state government has already had discussions with stakeholders and made certainly suggested revisions to the proposed “Tripura Agarwood Policy 2021” by June 15.

Agar, which is plentiful in Tripura, has great commercial potential and Tripura may play a “second economic revolution” with it, according to Biplab Deb, who is the Industries and Commerce Minister in addition to being the Chief Minister of the state.

Agorwood is now under review by the Tripura government for the adoption of a policy to promote its usage. Please share your thoughts with us, so that we can put together a final set of policies.

According to a Tripura government document, the state has the ability to accomplish Rs 2,000 crore ($305 million USD) in business from the Agarwood industry in the next two to three years, as well as 50,000 households, and this industry would be good for those households.

Assam & Tripura

The numerous forms in which the Agar is employed are prevalent in the pharmaceutical, fragrance, agarbatti, aromatherapy, and tea industries. Aquilaria malaccensis, locally known as Xasi or Agar, is used in top fragrance companies in world-class laboratories as a fixative and is highly regarded by European perfumers because of its value in blending the highest quality fragrances.

It has many effects including a stimulant, cardiac tonic, carminative, aphrodisiac, alternative analgesic, anti-diarrheal, anti-asthmatic, and astringent.

Agar plantation is also located in the following locations in Assam: Sibsagar, Sadiya, Nagaon, Darrang, Goalpara, and Cachar districts.

While other parts of the tree do not produce leaves. Assam and Tripura are two districts where it is present in the woods. It is found in the jungles of Nagaland, Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh.

Estimated around 10,000 crores, the Agar trade in the northeastern area generates revenue in the range of Rs 10,000 crore.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti

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