Purple Revolution is Jammu & Kashmir’s contribution to Start up India say Union Minister Dr Jitendra Prasad

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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh said today that “Purple Revolution” is Jammu & Kashmir’s contribution to "Start-ups India", an initiative that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016.

  •  Purple revolution refers to the increase in cultivation of Lavender plants which are purple in colour.
  • In 2016, the central government launched the ‘Aroma Mission’ to boost cultivation of plants like lavender that have aromatic medicinal properties. 
  •  Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), through its Jammu based laboratory, Indian Institute of Integrative Medicines (IIIM introduced high value oil bearing lavender crops in the districts of  Doda, Kishtwar etc.
  • The aim of the mission was to make India self-sufficient in aromatic oils. 
  • Lavender water, which separates from lavender oil, is used to make incense sticks. Hydrosol, which is formed after distillation from the flowers, is used to make soaps and room fresheners.

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