SKUAST-K's Faculty of Forestry Empowers Students in Entrepreneurship with Medicinal, Aromatic Plants Training

 Ganderbal, Nov 11(KNS): Division of Forest Products and Utilization, Faculty of Forestry SKUAST-K today conducted one day training programme on “Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants” at Government Higher Secondary School Gund Sonamarg.

The event is being sponsored by Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) aimed to unveil the business potential lying within these botanical treasures. Dr. Tahir Mushtaq, the Training's Coordinator, set the tone with a warm welcome, underscoring the significance of the program. Dr. P.A Sofi, Head of the Division of Forest Products and Utilization, assumed the role of chief guest, enlightening participants about the economic possibilities tied to Medicinal and Aromatic plants. Dr. Sofi shared success stories, spotlighting the division's instrumental role in championing these plants as lucrative business prospects. Notably, he explored specific plants such as Lavender and Rosemary. In his address, Dr. Tahir Mushtaq, Assistant Professor in the Division of Forest Products and Utilization, emphasized the link between Medicinal and Aromatic plants and livelihood generation.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp ChannelHe also delved into the global business potential of these plants, highlighting their pivotal role in sustainable entrepreneurship.

The event featured the presence of Dr. A. R Malik and Dr. Peerzada Ishtiyak, Assistant Professors in the Division of Forest Products and Utilization, alongside school teachers. With over 100 students actively participating, the training program showcased a genuine interest in exploring entrepreneurial pathways within this sector.Dr. Tahir Mushtaq expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and SKUAST-K's Director of Planning and Monitoring for their sponsorship, acknowledging their pivotal role in making the training program a reality.

The initiative aimed to empower participants with knowledge and skills crucial for tapping into the economic potential of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, contributing to local and global markets alike.(KNS).

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