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First project for hemp cultivation launched in Uttarakhand

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Indian Industrial Association (IIHA) and the on Tuesday launched a pilot project to promote industrial hemp, a statement said.

It is the first licensed project to cultivate in the hill state and will "create a number of new economic opportunities for farmers", it said.

At the launch of the project in Pauri Garhwal, spoke about the benefits that the pilot project is expected to have on local communities, by creating jobs, increasing economic activity and generating wealth for farmers in their villages, the statement said.

He also said the project will also increase opportunities for national and international investors.

IIHA said the the decision to legalise industrial cultivation had provided an impetus to the industry.

"Hemp is our traditional and religious plant and finally getting its fair due and coming in the forefront of a positive dialogue," he said, as per the statement.



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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 16:50 IST