Vision & Mission
Vision Document of the Karnataka State Medicinal Plants Authority
Karnataka State Medicinal Plants Authority (KaMPA) was established
in 2002 to facilitate all aspects of development of medicinal plants in
KaMPA’s vision for the next decade (2010-2020) is summarised as
a. To provide support for cultivation of medicinal plants:
All such area in the state where there is potential for medicinal
plants cultivation based on agro climatic suitability and the presence of
trade and marketing infrastructure as well as universities / R&D
Institutions, which can be involved in technical training, capacity building
and other training will be identified to support cultivation.
The activities related to processing, storage and marketing etc.,
will be taken up in a project mode where the ownership of infrastructure and
processing units, their maintenance and sustainability, in terms of pre and
post harvest linkages will be properly examined. Such infrastructure will
converge with cultivation clusters and their location.
There will be an organic link to the nursery and area expansion
component. This will be done to ensure that plants raised in the nursery
have adequate cultivation tie-ups to avoid being wasted. Also, the
planting material will be of elite variety and verified/certified through the
Facilitation Centres set-up in the state which have expertise and
infrastructure to do so.
The linkages of the subsidies level ranging from 20% to 75% from
the National Medicinal Plants Board, Government of India will be utilised for
cultivation of medicinal plants.
The selection of species for cultivation will be based on
suitability of species in the given agro climatic zone, their demand in the
market and their status as Rare, Endangered and Threatened.
Post harvest management will have organic linkages with other
activities of cultivation and marketing.
b. Support research on Medicinal Plants in Karnataka:
KaMPA is facilitating and monitoring research on various aspects
of medicinal plants, their cultivation and pathogens which affect them. During
the decade it is envisaged to promote such research on:
of quality control specifications, collection, chemical and molecular
characterisation of medicinal plants in demand.
chemical and Molecular profiling, domestication and conservation of
selected Rare, Endangered, Threatened (RET) species of various important
biochemical and molecular characterisation of selected RET species.
of effective Disease Management practices of various important medicinal
c. Establishing Herbal Garden:
The vision for the current decade also envisages a herbal garden
for each village. Land under control of the Minor Irrigation Department is
aimed to be utilized for this purpose.
Ayruvedic colleges under the Department of AYUSH will be encouraged and their
experience and expertise utilised to establish herbal gardens in each village.
The Department of AYUSH will be the Nodal Department to establish these herbal
d. To promote relevant projects supporting the conservation and
development of Medicinal Plants in Karnataka:
Relevant projects will be prepared by Institutions like Universities,
Colleges, Government Organisations, Non-Government Organisations etc., under
the guidance of the KaMPA with the financial assistance from with the
Government of India and Government of Karnataka.
These projects will include
and promotion of RET species
of medicinal and herbal garden
conservation of medicinal plants in forest areas of Karnataka
addition by primary processing of important Medicinal Plants
Conservation and utilisation of medicinal plants in Karnataka
effective study for micro propagation in Karnataka
harvest, augmentation and marketing of selected medicinal plants through
the FDA structure of Karnataka Forest Department.
Establishing market linkages of Medicinal Plants:
Support will be provided to cultivators of developed
infrastructure facilities for storage, processing, packaging of medicinal
Value addition will also be an important component for
development. Training for all these activities including best harvest practices
will be provided to cultivators.
Establishing market linkages will be a vital aspect for
development of medicinal plants during the decade. At present, requirement of
the industries based on raw-material of medicinal plant parts, has already been
established especially with the farmers. This will be further strengthened.
The concept of ‘Mandies’ to channelise the bulk of certified raw
material of medicinal plants and other medicinal plants based products in the
market will be established in Karnataka with probable support of the Karnataka
Forest Industries Corporation. This will be more or less on the lines of
Mandies already established in other states.