Guwahati: Acharya Balkrishna, MD, Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. called upon Assam Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary here on Saturday.
Balkrishna stated that Patanjali will work with the state Industries and Commerce department to promote medicinal plantation in Assam and buy back from farmers for their products manufactured in Sonitpur and Haridwar.
During the course of the meeting, it was decided that Tocklai Tea Research Institute in Jorhat will soon sign an MoU with Patanjali to collaborate on advanced research to extract several chemical compounds from tea leaves and seeds to be used in medicine, cosmetics, and wellness products.
"This will open a new vista of opportunities in the tea sector and revitalize the industry significantly", said minister Patowary.
He further expressed hope that since Assam has a huge presence of medicinal plants, collaboration with Patanjali will hugely benefit the state.