Natural essential oil

Centre has adopted cluster approach for the cultivation of aromatic crops in various agro-climatic zones. In these clusters, natural essential oils of the major aromatic crops such as Lemongrass, Damask Rose, Japanese Mint, Palmarosa, Tagetes patula, Citronella, Basil, Artemisia annua, Geranium, Caraway, Lemonbalm and Cinnamon are being produced by the farmers of Uttarakhand. To distil these natural essential oils in the state, a network of field distillation units (FDUs) has been established in various aroma clusters.