PM Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated seven new indigenously developed varieties of plants to the nation and interacted with farmers to mark the 75th anniversary of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
The plants include new varieties of lemongrass, citronella, vetiver and canna lily plant.
The new varieties of the plants that have ornamental and medicinal qualities were developed by the CSIR laboratories, especially Cental Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP).
Modi said on 75th anniversary of CSIR “No country would progress without the use of science and technology” and also stressed upon mitigating the gaps between science and research to the industry and common user. He Further added that “Sometimes we do invention but the common man is kept away from those inventions. We need to abridge those gaps.”
PM Modi Interacting with the farmers from five states through video conferencing and encouraged them to brand their products for better marketing.
The Prime Minister also interacted with the farmers from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Palampur in Himachal Pradesh.