Himachal to cultivate Hing


Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh Government is planning to cultivate first plantations of  Hing (Asafetida)and Saffron  in high altitude areas of Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti and Chamba districts. Hing(Dried) latex is traditionally gathered in this region.

This was discussed at the review meeting of Budget Assurances for 2020-21 here today.

An official said this time the target was to cover about one lakh farmers of the State for adopting natural farming under the Prakritik Kheti Khushal Kissan Yojna.

Around 20,000 hectares land would be brought under the natural farming by the end of the year. This would not only boost the economy of the farmers by fetching them better prices of their produces but also provide the people fertilizer free products. 

The official said Himachal was trying to register atleast five Geographical Indications (GIs) for Karsog Kulth, Thangi of  Pangi, metal craft of Chamba, Chukh of Chamba and Rajmah of Bharmour.