Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the biggest contributor to India's agriculture and allied sector with a share of about 13%, according to a recent study. Under the Mission, efforts were made to introduce drought tolerant crops in Bundelkhand region where the cultivation of conventional crops is severely affected due to frequent monsoon failures. Crops like rosagrass, lemongrass and palmarosa were introduced over an area of around 150 hectares as insurance crops against drought. Also, in the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh, crop like vetiver, which can tolerate water-logging for considerable periods, was introduced in some areas near the banks of rivers and canals which remain saturated with water for a long period. The farmers from this region are getting handsome profits (Rs. 1 lakh per hectare annually) by cultivating vetiver. Apart from this, plantation of vetiver, a hyper-accumulator of heavy metals, along the river banks would be useful in decontaminating fields, which are affected by toxic elements released as industrial effluents into the rivers. Awareness among farmers about the profitability of aromatic crops was improved through three awareness programmes attended by about 207 farmers.