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Industrial Cultivation of Cannabis in Uttarakhand

  • 01 Nov 2021
  • 1 min read

Why in News

  • On the occasion of its 14th Foundation Day on October 31, 2021, U-Turn Foundation has offered its support to the State Government for the Hemp Mission.

Key Points

  • In the year 2018, a pilot project for industrial cultivation of cannabis was started in Uttarakhand by the then Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, under which an MoU of Rs 1100 crore was signed between the Indian Industrial Hemp Association and the Government of Uttarakhand, in which the next five years During the period, investments were made in the fields of cannabis cultivation, storage, transportation and processing etc.
  • By doing industrial cultivation of cannabis, along with almost three times increase in the income of farmers, many other benefits can be obtained, such as-
    • CBD oil made from hemp is used to make soaps, shampoos and medicines.
    • Apart from this, paper, ropes, decorative items and biodegradable hemp plastic are made from hemp.
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