About Lavender Festival:
- It is the 2nd year of the lavender revolution. Bhaderwah has emerged as the Lavender capital of India and an Agri StartUp destination.
- The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research- Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR-IIIM) in supporting farmers in the cultivation of Lavender in the Bhaderwah, Doda district, J&K under CSIR-Aroma Mission.
Key facts about CSIR-Aroma Mission:
- It is a flagship project of CSIR under which Lavender cultivation is being promoted in the temperate regions of J&K.
- It was launched under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
- The project aims to increase the income of small and marginal farmers and develop agriculture-based Startups.
What is Lavender?
- It is a flowering plant in the mint family that’s easily identified by its sweet floral scent.
- It’s believed to be native to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and India.
Q1) What is the flagship project?
A flagship project refers to a significant, high-profile, program that represents a key priority for an organization, government, or institution. It is typically a prominent and visible undertaking that aims to achieve specific objectives.