Medicinal plants used in Ayurveda industry are about 400sp and the Medicinal plant related trade in India is 1000cr/yr. Only 10% of items is obtained from cultivated sources. Main collection is from the wild. Resource is depleting. Demand for Ayurvedic products increase 30% every year. Explosion of Ayurvedic /Herbal FMCG products in India (Patanjali Ayurved, Himalaya, Dabur, etc.), Alternative medicines are being sought after for many lifestyle disorders and also the fact that India’s exports of Raw herbs and Herbal products have increased multi-fold in the past 10 years, prompted this project.
Medicinal plant cultivation on 250 Ha of land by2000 JLG for undertaking cultivation. 50 ha each per district is targeted. 5 collection centres would be established for supporting cultivation.