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28 Sep 2011

India Releases Guidelines for Conservation & Development of Medicinal Plants

The scheme released by India's Department of Ayush aims to promote availability of quality plant based raw material.

India's Department of Ayush has released a set of guidelines for the central sector scheme for the conservation, development and sustainable management of medicinal plants to promote availability of quality plant based raw material for both Ayush and folk systems in the country.


Through this scheme the government will be ensuring sustained supply of quality medicinal plants through programmes of in-situ conservation, survey and documentation, ex situ conservation of endangered and threatened species of medicinal plants, R&D, training and  awareness and promotional activities like creation of home and school herbal etc.


The scheme also seeks to support programmes for quality assurance and standardisation through development of Good Agriculture and Collection Practice

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