J&K: Foundation stone laid for institution of medicinal plants

The foundation stone for the Institute of High Altitude Medicinal Plants (IHAMP) near Bhaderwah town in Jammu and Kashmir ny the Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, Shripad) Yesso Naik, and Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office, Jitendra Singh

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 16 Dec 2018 5:51 AM GMT

J&K: Foundation stone laid for institution of medicinal plants
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Srinagar: The foundation stone for the Institute of High Altitude Medicinal Plants (IHAMP) near Bhaderwah town in Jammu and Kashmir ny the Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, Shripad) Yesso Naik, and Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office, Jitendra Singh, on Saturday.

"The prestigious institute to be established at a cost of Rs 100 crore will act as a pioneering centre for research on medicinal plants and also help the farmers in cultivation of medicinal plants in scientific ways," a statement said here.

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Naik and Singh also inaugurated a special camp for registration under Ayushman Bharat Yojana, the statement said, adding that around 200 eligible beneficiaries were enrolled at the camp.

The institute would work towards introduction of new technologies in the cultivation of local medicinal plants through intensive research, training and capacity building of the farmers.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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