First Himalayan Spice Garden with unique spices comes into existence in Sauni, Uttarakhand

More than 30 species of the entire high and Himalayan region have taken root here. These also include some rare category spice species.

First Himalayan Spice Garden with unique spices comes into existence in Sauni, Uttarakhand

The country's first Himalayan Spice Garden has come into existence at Sauni in Almora Uttarakhand. There is a unique Spice Garden of the country in the forest of Binsar in Ranikhet. The first plant from the Himalayan states from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh has been grown in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand. 

More than 30 species of the entire high and Himalayan region have taken root here. These also include some rare category spice species.

The special thing is that the park will be further expanded in the form of Spice Tourism. At the same time, by conserving these species, local women will also be motivated for self-employment by connecting them with it.

The Padma Shri Shekhar Pathak inaugurated the garden and he described it as extremely beneficial for the local farmers. Wild animals also do not harm them, due to which the cultivation of spices can prove to be a profitable deal for the farmers. The Forest Department has established a garden of 27 to 30 types of spices here. Future research on other species will also be carried out.

Women will get employment

Chief Conservator of Forests (Research and investigator) Sanjeev Chaturvedi and well-known historian Prof. Shekhar Pathak dedicated the first Spice Garden of the Himalayan belt in the country to Mother Shakti. He said that it has been developed with the aim of conserving spice species, connecting it with tourism and women's groups as well as making the entire spice range a study place for researchers.

 

Income plan

CCF Sanjeev said that there is also a plan to buy and sell spices to make local women self-reliant and increase their income. He said that tourists and youth would be able to know well about the spice species grown in the garden prepared on two hectares under the flavor.

For this purpose, it has been developed in the forest area adjacent to the road. During this, Forest Officer (Kalika Forest Research Center) RP Joshi, Jagendra Singh Bisht, etc. were present.

These are the main species

Spices like Mahamasala, Ama Haldi, Forest Onion and Turmeric, Black Cumin, five species of Jambu family, Gandharani, Yellow Lakhori Chillies, Farad, Jakhia, Bhangira, Dolu, Badri Tulsi and Timur, etc. have been planted.