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  1. Government committed to ensure availability of good quality herbs for making Ayurvedic medicines: Shripad Naik

Government committed to ensure availability of good quality herbs for making Ayurvedic medicines: Shripad Naik

Shripad Naik on Tuesday said that the government is aware that the quality of Ayurvedic medicines is dependent on the use of quality raw medicinal herbs.

By: | Published: July 26, 2016 6:13 PM
The scheme for cultivation of medicinal herbs, plants is being implemented through Mission Directors identified in different States, UTs who are mainly from State Agriculture. The scheme for cultivation of medicinal herbs, plants is being implemented through Mission Directors identified in different States, UTs who are mainly from State Agriculture.

Shripad Naik on Tuesday said that the government is aware that the quality of Ayurvedic medicines is dependent on the use of quality raw medicinal herbs. With a view to ensure the availability of quality raw medicinal herbs for making quality Ayurvedic medicines, the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Ministry of AYUSH has been promoting large scale cultivation of herbs in a mission mode under ‘Medicinal Plants’ component of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) which is being implemented since 2015-16 throughout the country.

The ‘Medicinal Plants’ component of the NAM scheme is primarily aimed at supporting cultivation of medicinal herbs, plants on farmers land with backward linkages through establishment of nurseries for supply of quality planting material and forward linkages for Processing and Post – Harvest Management including Marketing Infrastructure. The scheme for cultivation of medicinal herbs, plants is being implemented through Mission Directors identified in different States, UTs who are mainly from State Agriculture.

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