18th September, 2021, Port Blair
The ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an Island Entrepreneur from Havelock Island, South Andaman for the Licensing of “Dweep HanGreens” today.
Dr. E.B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR-CIARI and Shri Nishant Naskar, Entrepreneur signed the MoU.
The Dweep HanGreens is an equipment developed for hanging cultivation of the locally popular Burmese Coriander (Eryngium foetidum) in the urban areas. It facilitates the cultivation of the herb in smaller area like galleries in the urban areas for household consumption apart from providing aesthetic appeal to the area.
Being a hanging model, it occupies limited space and could be hung in the balconies, terraces and rooftops, etc. Based on the space available and family requirements, the structure size could be customized and, hence, is user-friendly. It could also be used as green curtains for the beautification of the areas including Government and Private Establishments, Tourist Spots and Hotels, etc.
The technology has been developed by Dr. Ajit Arun Waman and Dr. Pooja Bohra, Scientists of Division of Horticulture and Forestry, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair.
(Source: ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands)