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
- 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.