DBT-IBSD distributes Lemongrass saplings to local villagers. 

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To strengthening and creating additional livelihood for the local farmers of Byrnihat, Ri Bhoi District, an Aspirational District of Meghalaya through the utilization of local Bioresources, the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (DBT-IBSD), Shillong distributed Lemongrass sapling to the local progressive farmers. The programme was organised under the initiative of the Director, IBSD, Prof. Pulok K. Mukherjee aims to effectively transform these districts after the pandemic.

The distribution of Lemongrass saplings was carried out at Rural Bioresorurce Complex (RBC) Byrnihat, Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya in presence of Dr. Samar Roychowdhury, Controller of Administration and Finance (CoAF), IBSD and Mr. O. Bishan Singh, Senior Account Officer, IBSD, along with the Scientific and technical support staff of IBSD 

The DBT-IBSD Centers in different parts of North East India are actively participating and serving the society during the COVID-19 scenario under the leadership of the Director, IBSD, Prof. Pulok K. Mukherjee. The Institute will continue its activity to strengthen the local farmers to emerge from the losses.