Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma launched a new project to boost medicinal and aromatic plants cultivation named "Aroma Mission". "Aroma Mission" a project of Rs.18 crore launched to give importance for agriculture and allied sectors so that farmers earn the benefits from it. CM inaugurated a processing unit of essential oils and insisted institutions like CSIR-CIMAP to undertake more researches in this field. Broomsticks and bay leaves were categorized as 'Agro Forestry' items. Cultivation of lemon grass and citronella plant will be undertaken on 50-acre plots in every district of the state.