Manipur, Oct. 21 -- Health and family welfare minister L. Jayantakumar has distributed Citronella saplings to the farmers of four different districts today. Citronella plants are also known as Houna in local name.

Citronella/Houna is a kind of plant with high medicinal and aromatic value. It is also costly at the local and international market. The saplings were distributed to the farmers at free of cost.

Speaking at the sapling distribution programme held at Uchekon Changangei, Imphal West, Jayantakumar maintained that the distribution of citronella saplings is taken up as first phase for five selected districts namely Kangpokpi, Chandel, Thoubal and Imphal West.

The remaining districts will be covered in the next phase. He said that ...