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Organic Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: A Case from Uttarakhand Himalaya, India
Arvind Bijalwan*
Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Nehru Nagar, Bhopal-462 003, Madhya Pradesh, India
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The project on income generation of BPL farmers through cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants in Tehri district of Uttarakhand, India was implemented by Matrichhaya Parvatiya Vikas Samiti (MPVS), a voluntary Non Governmental Organization during 2004-07. The cultivation of aromatic plants Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) and Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) were taken in organic manner with construction of vermin-compost unit at each household. The farmers not only used the vermicompost in geranium and lemon grass but also used in agricultural crops and also sold the vermicompost and earthworms to the market and generated the income.

Keywords: Geranium,Income generation,Lemon grass,Medicinal and aromatic plants,Organic farming,Vermicompost
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Bijalwan, A., 2016. Organic cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants: A case from Uttarakhand Himalaya, India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 3(4): 39-42. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2016.304.007