Achievements of NMPB

Achievements under NMPB’s Scheme (Till 30th November, 2016)

In-situ Conservation (through Reforestation/Conservation/Resource Augmentation of Medicinal Plants in Forest Areas)

Area supported for in-situ conservation - 84,031.81 hectares :

  • 52,415.36 hectares under Resource Augmentation
  • 12,727.00 hectares under in-situ Conservation
  • 18,889.45 hectares under Medicinal Plants Conservation Areas (96 in numbers)
  • 2,102.15 hectares under revisit of old MPCAs (21 in numbers) (2016-17)

Ex-situ conservation (through establishing Herbal Gardens)

  • Herbal Gardens (in numbers) – 392 (10 in Forest Area)
  • School Herbal Gardens (in numbers) – 2259 (10 in Forest Department)
  • Home Herbal Gardens (in numbers) – 17,392 (805 in Forest Department)

Cultivation of Medicinal Plants supported in 2,48,667.680 hectares

  • 9,817.564 hectares under National AYUSH Mission during April, 2016 to 30th November, 2016.
  • 1,88,367.116 hectares under the National Mission on Medicinal Plants during 2008 to 31st Mar., 2016
  • 50,483 hectares under Contractual Farming during 2002-2008

Research & Development

Projects being supported on following aspects:

  • Multiplication of RET plants through Tissue Culture
  • Computerised database of medicinal plants and monographs
  • Bioactivity guided fractionation studies
  • Sustainable harvesting
  • Post Harvest Management
  • Inter-cropping
  • Chemical and Molecular Profiling
  • Quality Planting Material
  • Germplasm and Genotype Identification and Conservation
  • Authentication and standardization of crude drugs
  • Finding out substitute for RET plants
  • 1250 JFMCs/ Panchayats/ BMCs have been supported for value addition activities like drying, grading, storage, primary processing etc.
  • Developed Agro-techniques of 104 selected Medicinal Plants species Launched National Campaign on Amla in 19 States.
  • Developed Standardization of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Field Collection Practices (GFCPs).
  • Demand and Supply Study of Medicinal Plants.
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