Farmers in Himachal receive financial aid to cultivate medicinal plants : The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Shimla, June 27

The state government is pushing for the cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants. He has put in place several policies to encourage farmers to grow these plants and supplement their income. The National Board of Herbal Medicines, operating under the Department of Ayush, also strives to ensure easy availability of herbal medicines for the manufacture of Ayurvedic medicines.

According to a government spokesperson, the state government was providing financial assistance to farmers in different agro-climatic zones for the cultivation of medicinal plants under the national Ayush mission. “Various groups of farmers have been prepared for this purpose. To qualify for financial aid, a group of farmers must cover at least two hectares. A cluster can include three contiguous villages within a radius of 15 km,” the spokesperson said.

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  • The state provides financial assistance to farmers in different agro-climatic zones for the cultivation of medicinal plants under the national Ayush mission
  • Various groups of farmers have been prepared. To benefit from the aid, a cluster must cover at least 2 hectares. A cluster can include 3 contiguous villages within a radius of 15 km

The National Ayush Mission (NAM) in 2019-20 provided financial assistance of around Rs 128.94 lakh in the state. “Government has established medicinal herb gardens at Joginder Nagar in Mandi, Neri in Hamirpur district, Rohru in Shimla and Jungle Jhalera in Bilaspur to promote the production of medicinal herbs. Different types of medicinal plants suitable for various agro-climatic zones are grown in these medicinal plant gardens, which are used to prepare medicines,” he said.

The National Board of Herbal Medicine of the Ministry of Ayush has established a Northern Region Regional Facilitation Center at the Indian Systems of Medicine Research Institute, Joginder Nagar, Mandi. “The center promotes the cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants in six neighboring states of northern India, including Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh,” a- he declared.

Alvin J. Chase