Sunday, June 4, 2023

Seminar on ‘promotion of agar wood plantation in NE’

One day seminar on “promotion of agar wood plantation in north-eastern region of India” was organised by Nagaland Ecological and Sanitation Management Society (NESMS) on May 11 at Aitlenden ward, Tuli Town Mokokchung.
A press release by NESMS informed that the seminar was sponsored by North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP) under North Eastern Council (NEC) Shillong, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) government of India.
Resources person of the seminar, P. Samalemzung from forest department, Tuli Range Office, Mokokchung, said 21 species of agar wood, a high valued/expensive natural raw material in the world for its distinctive fragrances, was found in India. He explained about the three different species commonly found in India, out of which aquilaria crassna was the best species in Nagaland. Samalemzung also encouraged the participants to make agar wood farming a profession.
At the programme, a short introductory about the NERCORM and NESMS was delivered by co-ordinator of NESMS, Temjen Jamir; the programme was attended by three officials from forest department 21 participants, volunteers and the staffs of NESMS.


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