Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Manipur, and has an important place in the economy of the state. It provides employment to about 52 percent of the total workers in the state. Under the Mission, crops like Tagetes and citronella have been introduced; the oil distilled from these crops is an important constituent of many insect-repellent formulations. The focus will now be on the introduction of other crops like lemongrass and patchouli.
Manpower Trained: 87 (1 program)