9 Dec 2016

74 projects supported by NMPB over last 3 years for conducting training programmes on medicinal plants

From time to time, the National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB),  Ministry of AYUSH under its Central Sector Scheme organizes training programmes, workshops, seminars etc. for farmers, entrepreneurs for cultivation/production, processing and marketing of herbs/medicinal plants through its Facilitation Centers in different states of the country. During the last three years a total of 35 such training programmes/workshops/ Stakeholder meets were supported through these Facilitation Centers of NMPB.  In addition, during the last three years, the NMPB under its Central Sector Scheme has also supported 74 projects in different states for conducting training programmes/ workshops / seminars etc. on various aspects of medicinal plants / herbs. During the last three years, to support above training programmes/ activities, the NMPB has released a total of  443.66 Lakh under its Central Sector Scheme.

During the last three years the amount of grant/fund allocated for production/ cultivation of herbs/medicinal plants under NMPB, Ministry of AYUSH’s Centrally Sponsored Scheme of “National Mission on Medicinal Plants (NMMP)” and “National AYUSH Mission (NAM)” scheme is as below:


Name of the Scheme
Financial Year
Fund Allocated
(Rs. in Lakh)
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of “National Mission on Medicinal Plants (NMMP)”
2013-14

7381.95
2014-15
7313.88
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of “National AYUSH Mission (NAM)”
2015-16
2779.82

The NMPB, Ministry of AYUSH through Quality Council of India (QCI) has designed a Scheme titled “Voluntary Certification Scheme for Medicinal Plants Produce (VCSMPP)” based on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Field Collection Practices (GFCPs) of medicinal plants.

To effectively implement the scheme and its better acceptability, understanding by farmers, collectors and traders of the medicinal plants, the NMPB is planning strategies along with QCI. In addition, the NMPB has also conducted a meeting with the Manufactures of herbal products/ASU&H Drug Manufacturing Associations in the country and explained them the scheme.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri ShripadYesso Naik in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 
Source - PIB

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