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Neem Products CIB Registration

World Neem Organisation is very happy to share this very important news with whole Neem fretinity!
Dear All,

Item No: 3.1 Exclusion of Neem products from insecticide schedule.
The representation from M/s World Neem Organization and Others was deliberated by the RC regarding the problems faced by exporters of various neem products. After detailed discussion the committee decided that the concerned authorities may be informed that neem products (neem leaves, neem oil, neem kernels, neem cake) do not require registration for export for non-insecticidal purposes.

On behalf of the manufacturers of neem products , I thank WNO for their support by taking up the matter with the CIB Authority and getting this major relief for the Neem products export.

Thanks and Regards
K Ravindranathan
Tamilandu Neem Oil and Neem Cake Manufacturers' Association (Regd)?
472/5 , II Floor, ?Annapuram, Junction Main Road
Salem – 636 004 – Tamilnadu


The WNO Impact

Dr. Jothi Sivagnanam, Prof & Head, Economics Department, Dean of Research and Member Syndicate, University of Madras gifted 1000 neem saplings (2 ft ht) to all the guests who attended his son's marriage recently. He was inspired by WNO's initiative to promote neem and offered to donate saplings as and when WNO proposed to undertake this on a large-scale. Gifting a neem sapling during a marriage is quite unusual and this gesture was truly innovative and won the appreciation of all the guests. Hopefully, he will be a trailblazer!

-Dr. S.Nagini
Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Annamalai University
Core Founding Member WNO


Neem tradition in a Rajasthani wedding

Recently I attended wedding of our close friend's son in Mumbai. When the groom and his entourage arrived at the venue, the father of the bride and other members standing with garlands at the entrance welcomed the group. According to their tradition the groom has to touch the ‘toran’ ( A trophy made of wood/cardboard, silk thread,pearls and colored stones) hanged on a Neem's long leafy branch (Photos), which somebody from the bride’s side holds at the welcome gate, with his dagger or sword which he carries with him. I was so happy to see this Neem tradition.  

There is another Neem tradition in Rajasthani wedding that the mother of the bride welcomes the groom by anointing him after he alights from his mare and the sister in law( Wife of bride's brother) touches the shoulder of the groom with a Neem stick.

--Dr Nirrmala Kotharii