Dr. Sanjay Bala is the Regional Director of Regional cum Facilitation Centre, Eastern Region in Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal. To know more view https://bit.ly/3u4zXg9
Regional-cum-Facilitation Centre (RCFC), National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Jadavpur University has been established as one of the seven such Centres in different regions (East, West, North-I, North-II, South, Central and North East) of the country under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India during 2017-18. This RCFC, NMPB for Eastern Region will act as one stop center for the growers, cultivators, researchers, traders and other stakeholders of medicinal plants. The centre caters the state of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal and would function in close co-ordination with State Medicinal Plants Board (SMPBs), the State implementing agency of the medicinal plants component of the AYUSH Mission. The RCFC, NMPB is to provide a service window for growers of medicinal plants for supporting conservation, development, marketing, cultivation and provide handholding support to stakeholders in terms of technology dissemination and also for establishing primary processing facilities etc. besides undertaking identified research relevant to the area concerned as and when assigned.