a) National Level Campaign on Amla:
campaign through state level – NMPB letter
Campaign in Karnataka:
This programme is
initiated by National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), New Delhi to popularize
Amla in the country.
In Karnataka the project
is being implemented through different Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) situated in
each district of Karnataka the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research has
been provided with the required funds to monitor implementation of the
project.. The project has been approved by NMPB with an outlay of Rs.2.95 crore
and covers the entire state.
The Main components of the project are:
b) Herbal Garden
NMPB has initiated the programme to establish a herbal garden in each district
which would cater to the needs of the local people for raw materials and
provide relevant information regarding the medicinal plants and their uses.
This programme will be implemented through Agricultural/ Horticultural/
Forestry colleges. The individual projects are awaited from the said colleges.
c) Facilitation centre:
National Medicinal Plants Board has envisaged Facilitation Centres as
one-stop-shop for providing relevant information, guidance and other assistance
which may be required by the growers, cultivators and other stakeholders of
medicinal plants. Facilitation works in close co-ordination with the SMPBs and
the state Horticulture Department. The Facilitation Centre acts as a service
window, providing agro techniques, planting material and market intelligence to
Activities of Facilitation Centre:
service window for growers for supporting cultivation
of MAPs(not more than 10species)
- Act as
clearing house of information on the elite germplasm to be cultivated,
varieties to be taken up (for plants for which varieties have been
developed), source of germplasm/varieties, the species to be planted based
on market demand and agro-climatic suitability, market prices in different
mandies, the list of traders, manufactures within the state,
agro-technique and process relating to collection, harvesting, storage,
drying and value addition.
oversee/monitor production of quality planting material by various
agencies including forest department, NGO and the private nurseries.
testing facilities for the material produced where such facilities exit
with the institution.
provide training in the formulation of projects of medicinal plants
cultivation and development.
frequent buyer-seller meet (between growers, traders and industry) to
establish linkages between cultivation marketing and encourage market driven
training programmes. For training programme training manual will be
prepared on the basis of internal monitoring and the approval of the
Executive Committee of the KaMPA
and disseminate information on agro-techniques, markets, prices, mandies,
traders, industries etc.
Current activities and Achievements of Facilitation Centre
centre is providing the following medicinal and aromatic plants depending
on Agroclimatic conditions and on the requirement of Ayruveda and Pharmaceutical
Industries. Aloe vera,Withania somnifera, Emblica officinalis , Coleus
forsholii, Gymnema sylvestre, Gloriosa superba, Piper longum, Stevia
rebaudiana, Ocimum sanctum, Roselle, Andrographis panniculata, Babchi,
Bixa orellana and aromatic crops like Sandal wood, Lemon grass, Pat
chouli, Vetiver etc.
bulletins on crops like Ashwagandha, Stevia, Emblica officinalis,
Aloevera, Coleus, Long pepper,Gymnema sylvestre,Gloriosa , Basil and
of database of different traders and manufacturers of medicinal plants
between the GKVK and The Himalayan Drugs (Pvt.) Ltd has been established
to assit the marketing of Medicinal and Aromatic plant products. MOA
between Natural Remedies and GKVK is also established for the benefit of
Professor of Horticulture,
Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra,
Ph no: 080-65315598