Date: November 27, 2018
To enhance the agronomy of villagers in the Chandpur cluster of villages, team UBA of IIT Roorkee started the initiative of cultivating a Centre for Aromatic plant (CAP) for the people of the village.
This initiative aims to set up a chain of farmers cultivating aromatic plants like lemongrass, cinnamon and, chamomile plant on a part of their land and use them to make incense sticks, thus generating earning. In addition to that, the residue of these aromatic plants will be used to produce phenyl, soap, and surf, thus inducing a new way to generate employment for the villagers.
Timelines: October 6,2018 – Team UBA had a visit to CAP Dehradun, Uttarakhand and had a conversation with supervisor of CAP.
October 13,2018 – Had a talk with the Pradhan of village Chandpur
November 27 ,2018 – Team UBA had a visit to CAP Dehradun, Uttarakhand and had a conversation with director of CAP.
Samples of the soil were collected by the UBA members. They were submitted to CAP Dehradun for selecting the optimum aromatic plant according to the soil conditions. Following, the farmers of Chandpur cluster were provided the seeds of aromatic plants by the CAP Dehradun via UBA members. After cultivation, the crop was sold back to CAP Dehradun, thus increasing the profit of farmers in the village.