Aizawl Battalion under the aegis of HQ 23 Sector Assam Rifles and HQ Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), organised a Lecture cum Interactive Session on Ginger Processing & Kitchen Gardening for inhabitants of the Border Village of all COBs/POB on Tuesday.
Ginger is an important commercial crop cultivated throughout the country with major production in the states of North- East, Gujarat, Orissa, Maharashtra, Himachal & Uttar Pradesh. Ginger is mainly used as a condiment in food preparations and is also used as carminative and gastric stimulant in many medicinal preparations. Processing of ginger is undertaken to dehydrate it and for preparing ginger candy in addition to this ginger & garlic based products have wide applications in food processing as well as many other industries. The wide array of ginger byproducts reflects the potential trading opportunity of ginger and financial benefits associated with it. The lecture also covered Kitchen garden and its benefits in greater details. Kitchen garden is a device to grow vegetables on a small plot of land.
The subject Lecture cum Interactive Session was widely appreciated by the local populace who attended the event with a strength of 97 villagers across all COBs/POBs of Aizawl Battalion area of responsibility. This step of Assam Rifles was very well recieved and duly appreciated by all concerns including VCPs who requested Assam Rifles for more such events.