A naturally ventilated polyhouse for floriculture was inaugurated today at Mongj am Mamang Leikai Chingkhong in Imphal East district. The polyhouse was established by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – North East Institute of Science and Technology (CSIR-NEIST), Jorhat, Branch Laboratory Lamphelpat, Imphal, as a part of CSIR Floriculture Mission, said a press release by the Apunba Imagi Machasing (AIMS).
Dr. H Birkumar Singh, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-NEIST, Lamphelpat, inaugurated the polyhouse in the presence of Mayanglambam Khelendro Singh, AIMS president, and Dr. Homen Thangjam, faculty member of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University.
Dr. H Birkumar Singh stated, “The objective of the mission is the conservation and promotion of indigenous orchid species of Manipur. We expect the beneficiaries of the polyhouse to collect and grow indigenous orchid species of Manipur”.
Further, he added that when the Government of India undertakes any scheme, it examines the potential of the prospective beneficiary, the feasibility of the space where the scheme shall be implemented, and finally, the prospect of further expansion. He said, “I am glad to know that Thongam Joysana has already been working for years in bee-keeping, producing organic honey. Moreover, he has been maintaining a nursery for flowers.
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