Cultivation of Medicinal Plants in India and Government Support
Medicinal Plants play an improtant role in human life to combat diseases since time immemorial. The rural folks and tribals in India even now depend largely on the surrounding plants/forests for their day-to day needs. Medicinal plant are being looked upon not only as a source of health care but also as a source of income. The value of medicinal plants related trade in India is of the order of 5.5 billion US dollar (exim Bank Report-1997) and is further increasing day-by-day. The international market of herbal products is estimated to be US $ 62 billion. India√Ę‚‚¨‚„Ęs share in the global market of medicinal plants trade is less than 0.5%. In view of the innate Indian strengths, which include diverse eco-systems for growth of medicinal plants, technical/farming capacity, strong manufacturing sector , the medicinal plants sector can provide a huge export opportunity after fulfilling domestic needs.
The Government of India has recently set-up a national level body, the NMPB for the growth and development pf medicinal plants sector (MPS) in the country. There is a need to streamline and strengthen MPS with a view to promote integrated development by co-ordinating, stimulating production, processing, marketing and establishing a sound infrastructure of the sector in the country. Government of India aims to make the cultivation of medicinal plants and its sustainable management, a people√Ę‚‚¨‚„Ęs movement.
The varied agro-climate conditions in the India make it suitable for growing a wide range and variety of valuable medicinal plants. The production of medicinal plants being labour intensive, generates increased employment opportunities for the farmers particularly the rural masses/tribals and enhances their incomes. Growing medicinal plants is much more remunerative as compared to growing cereals, horticulture crops etc.
The present e-book of Government of India Schemes and guidelines is a set of interventions to streamline the medicinal plants sector, achieve high quality commercial production and create post-harvesting infrastructure through financial assistance. These interventions should lead to increased production with emphasis on quality and entrepreneurship in every aspect of the medicinal plants sector industry and export.
Ed. Sheikh Gulzaar is please to announce you that the long awaited √Ę‚‚¨Ň“Promotional and Commercial Schemes Operational Guidelines for Financial Assistance√Ę‚‚¨¬Ě was released. This e-publication covers the complete details and Financial Schemes for Medicinal Plants.
Contents of e-book
1. Promotional and Commercial Schemes
2. Areas for Financial Support
3. Project proposal
4. Other Areas
5. Commercial Schemes
6. Financial Assistance to Farmers
7. Preparation and Submission of Proposal
8. General Conditions
9. Funding of Projects
10. Procedure for Processing Project Proposals for Approval
11. Memorandum of Understanding -MOU
12. Format for Submition of Progress Report
13. Terms & Conditions of Financial Assistant-Grant
15. Project Formats/Applications
Very useful to: Farmers, Growers, NGOs, Institutions, Pharmaceuticals Companies, Recognised private research institutes, Exporters,Importers, Govt. organizations, Registerd Growers, Association, Federation of Growers, Traders,Manufacturers or any group of people who have past 3 years experience in the medicinal plants sector.
More details can be obtained from...
Please contact...........JK Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre
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