In-situ conservation of Medicinal Plants in Forest Areas of Karnataka (Project
cost - Rs.90.00 lakhs).
project lays emphasis on in-situ conservation of areas which have sizeable
population of important species which may also, broadly be called, flag-ship
species of Karnataka. Seven such species have been earmarked for in-situ
conservation during the first phase.
Each Medicinal Plants Conservation Areas (MPCA) will be named after the
The project period is 5 years. (2007-08 to 2011-12). The project is implemented
with the technical assistance of the FRLHT and Karnataka Medicinal Plants
of the Project:
1st phase 3 species selected which are indigenous to Karnataka they are:
Resource Augmentation of Medicinally Important Trees in Karnataka (Moist Areas)
(Project cost - 307.468 Lakh).
It is proposed to allot 100 Ha for each species in reserve forests
non-forest Govt. land and also private land if available. This works out to 300
Ha for the project.
Three main tree species have been selected for raising plantations, two herbs
and two shrubs are also included in intensive plantations between rows.
of Forests, Kanara Circle, Sirsi has submitted proposal for the species of
Saraca asoca, and the work is under progress. For remaining 3 species proposal
not yet submitted.
Resource Augmentation of Medicinally Important Trees in Karnataka (Dry
Areas)(Project cost - 186.165 Lakhs).
proposed to allot 125 Ha per species. For 4 species this works out to 500 Ha
for the project. This project includes the drier areas of Karnataka.
tree species have been selected for raising plantations.
Promotion and Conservation of this Endangered Medicinal Plant in the Western
Ghats (Project Cost - 25,000 Lakhs).
have been instructed to implement the works under this project by involving
Eco-development committees and village forest committees. Saraca asoca
plantations have been raised in an extent of 50 Ha during 2008 rains (40 Ha in
Kudremukh wild life division and 10 Ha in Dharwad division and plantations in
an extent of 10 Ha in Kudremukh wild life division has been raised during 2009
5. Conservation &
Propagation Of Rare/Endangered /Threatened Medicinal Plants In Hirekalgudda
State Forest Of Arasikere Range (Project cost - 30lac).
The main component of the project involves In-situ conservation of
Threatened and Endangered medicinal plants (17 sps) in 6000Ha and Ex-situ
conservation of selected medicinal plants in the village that are depended on
Hirekalgudda reserve forest by encouraging the farmers growing medicinal plants
in agricultural land, kitchens, herbal gardens and wastelands.
Creating awareness among the rural people particularly women groups regarding
conservation, cultivation and sustainable use of medicinal plants
Rejuvenation of Medicinal Herbs, Shrubs and plants in Balegere (Project cost -
development, propagation and protection of Endangered, Extinct herbal medicinal
plants and Plantation of important tree species(Species are Lalchandna ,
Bahera, Dalchini etc)