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First Lavender Festival

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the Lavender Festival in Bhaderwah, Jammu, as part of the One Week.


  • Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the Lavender Festival in Bhaderwah, Jammu, as part of the One Week One Lab Campaign organized by CSIR-IIIM.
  • This is the 2nd year of the lavender revolution.
  • People hail Bhaderwah as the Lavender capital of India and an Agri Startup destination.

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What is the Lavender Revolution?

  • The Union Ministry of Science & Technology launched the Purple or Lavender Revolution in 2016 through the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) Aroma Mission.
  • Farmers in almost all the 20 districts of Jammu & Kashmir practice lavender cultivation.
  • The mission provided free lavender saplings to first-time farmers, while they charged Rs. 5-6 per sapling to those who had cultivated lavender before.

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  • To support domestic aromatic crop based agro economy by moving from imported aromatic oils to homegrown varieties.


  • Main product is Lavender oil which sells for at least Rs. 10,000 per litre.
  • People use lavender water, which separates from lavender oil, to make incense sticks.
  • They use hydrosol, which is formed after distillation from the flowers, to make soaps and room fresheners.

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  • It is in sync with the government policy of doubling farm incomes by 2022.
  • It will help in providing means of livelihood to budding farmers and agri-entrepreneurs and give a boost to Start-Up India campaign and promote a spirit of entrepreneurship in the region.
  • Over 500 youth had taken benefit from the purple revolution and augmented their income many-fold.

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