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AYUSH Ministry to review draft of national policy on medicinal plants

AYUSH Ministry to review draft of national policy on medicinal plants

The important areas of medicinal plants sector like forest & conservation, infrastructure, marketing & trade, cultivation, sustainable harvesting & post harvest management, quality & certification, research & development among various other issues will be discussed

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Union Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) is going to organise a day long review meeting on “Draft of National Policy of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) of India” tomorrow at Pusa Campus, New Delhi. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Sripad Yesso Naik will address the inaugural session of this meeting. To improve and finalise the proposed draft Policy Document, National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB) along with Federation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Stakeholders are jointly organising the one day review meeting, an AYUSH Ministry press release said.

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH; Shomita Biswas, CEO, National Medicinal Plants Board; Pankaj Asthana, IGF, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Alka Bhargava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Rajiv Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology will also be present on the occasion. This will be followed by eight brainstorming sessions of more than 35 panellists on various topics, the release said.
The important areas of Medicinal Plants Sector like Forest & Conservation, Infrastructure, Marketing & Trade, Cultivation, Sustainable Harvesting & Post harvest Management, Quality & Certification, Research & Development, Regulatory & Legal framework, Networking & IT/Space Intervention, Finance and Information, Education & Communication and Capacity Building are proposed to be covered in the sessions by specialists from all over the country.

During the Inaugural session, NMPB will also launch the “Voluntary Certification Scheme of Medicinal Plants Produce (VCSMPP)”, designed by NMPB through Quality Councils of India (QCI).

The main outcome of the excise shall be the final Draft Policy on National Medicinal Plants of India which will be reviewed by the Ministry of AYUSH.

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