Farming of medicinal plants will improve the economy of the villagers

Dr. SK Singh, regional in-charge of Botanical Survey of India and senior botanist said that in the first phase of the scheme, 12 species of plants have been provided to the villagers

Farming of medicinal plants will improve the economy of the villagers

In order to further strengthen the economy of the people in the hilly areas of the state, the All Green Mission has been started by the Botanical Survey of India and the NGO. Under this, vegetable plants with medicinal properties are being provided to the villagers in the hilly areas of the state. Along with this information is being given about their cultivation.

Dr. SK Singh, regional in-charge of Botanical Survey of India and senior botanist said that in the first phase of the scheme, 12 species of plants have been provided to the villagers in Zahri Malli Gram Panchayat of Pauri district. It includes plants like Harad, Arjuna, Bahera, Jatropa, Tejpatta.

According to Dr. SK Singh, under the Sarva Green Mission, the villagers in different districts of the state will be made aware about the medicinal properties of plants and their production in detail so that, people can strengthen their economy by producing medicinal plants and pharmaceutical companies can also get easier in making medicines.

Told that more than six thousand medicinal plants are found in the country, but the general public is not aware about these plants. Now under the Sarva Green Mission, information about medicinal plants is being given to the villagers. Dr. Puneet Kumar, Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Pragati Rawat, Manisha Pedhwal of Botanical Survey of India are cooperating to implement the plan.