Odisha is primarily an agrarian economy with 73 percent of the work force engaged in this sector. A large sector of cultivable area is rain-fed and therefore, drought tolerant crops like palmarosa and lemongrass were introduced. Also, vetiver was introduced in the wastelands near the river as it can tolerate high levels of water-logging stress. These areas are also affected by wild animals and therefore, these crops would also provide a significant protection from the damage caused by these animals. A total of 9 awareness programmes to participants farmers on the cultivation of aroma crops were organized which were attended by 725 farmers. It is also proposed to introduce crops like citronella and geranium into the areas located at the higher altitudes and having sufficient water for irrigation.