Activities & Achievement

1. Activities of the SMPB:
  • To facilitate economic development by modernizing production of medicinal plants.

  • To strengthen infrastructure, extension, market and R&D facilities for development of medicinal plant sector.

  • To increase the cooperation and communication among Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) stakeholders responsible for the production, commercialization and product development.

  • Medicinal Plant Conservation Areas (MPCAs) being established to conserve MAPs in their natural habitats.

  • Community Knowledge Registers being developed to document traditional knowledge on medicinal and aromatic plants.

  • Sugandhit Doon Program launched for creation of awareness on use of aromatic plants.

  • To develop the state as an “Herbal Destination”.

2. Achievements:
  • Establishment of State Medicinal Plants Board (SMPB) as an umbrella body for MAPs sector. Herbal Research and Development Institute (HRDI), Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP), Bhesaj Vikas Ikai (District Development Unit) and Forest Development Corporation are working in this sector.

  • There are 20518 registered farmers registered for the cultivation of MAPs

  • Establishment of Nurseries and free distribution of quality planting material to farmers.

  • Simplification of Transit pass process of MAP produce since 2004.

  • Implementation of Conservation Development and Harvesting (CDH) plan in the state.

  • Established 3 herbal Mandies: Ramnagar, Tanakpur and Rishikesh

  • Establishment of 27 Field distillation unit (FDU).

  • Training provided to >5000 MAPs cultivator.

  • Establishment of a revolving fund of Rs 50 Lakhs established for buy-back of aromatic oil.

  • MSP for 20 aromatic plant produce.

  • Implementation of Chief Minister Jari-Buti Yojna (since 2009)

  • 04th August celebrated as “State Medicinal Plant Day”.

3. Cultivation of MAPs :
Cultivation of MAPs is being done by farmers in >3000 ha land.
4. Registered Farmers of MAPs:

There are 20518 registered farmers for the cultivation of 38 prioritized MAPs in the state. 1000 farmers were registered in year 2010-11.

5. Production of MAPs:

In 2009-10, 7394.30 Qtls raw material of Rs.233 Lacs was produced by cultivation and 19501.00 Qtls raw material of Rs. 1262 Lacs was collected from the wild in the state. In 2010-11 11273.13 Qtls raw material of Rs 818 Lacs was collected from the wild.

6. A total of 20 farmer meets organized by HRDI, Gopeshwar and 20 Training programme conducted by Bhesaj Vikas Ikai in which 1011 farmers benefitted.

 

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