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Madhya Pradesh makes 100 crore plan to contribute in self-reliant India

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23rd May, 2020 12:16 IST

Indore: Due to Corona, every region is facing heavy losses. In this crisis, Madhya Pradesh is going to participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's self-reliant India campaign. One step of this partnership is being taken by promoting medicinal farming. For this, the state government is giving shape to a plan of about Rs 100 crore. Through this, the area of medicinal farming will be increased in 10 thousand hectare every year in the state. In this, clusters of growing different drugs will be formed in more than a dozen districts selected for medicinal farming. By adding new farmers to medicinal farming, their medicinal produce will not only be marketed, but they will also be motivated to set up processing units.

Actually, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan will review the proposal of this scheme soon. After this, the plan will be finalized and sent to the Government of India for approval. Presently, medicines are cultivated in 35-40 thousand hectare area in Madhya Pradesh. It includes Neemuch, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Shajapur, Agar-Malwa, Dewas etc. districts of Malwa. Apart from these, districts like Hoshangabad, Betul, Mandla, Shahdol, Anuppur, Datia etc. also cultivate medicines. Many farmers in Malwa districts are currently cultivating Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Isabgol, Tulsi, Kalmegh, Giloy, Chandrasur, Aloe vera etc.

Please tell that the market for medicinal crops has also been prepared in Neemuch. The government's plan is that by recognizing these possibilities of Madhya Pradesh, by promoting medicinal farming, not only can the farmers' income be increased, but they can also contribute in making the country self-sufficient by increasing the production of medicines. Among these, medicines like Giloy, Ashwagandha, Asparagus, Guarpatha are also proving effective in increasing immunity of people. This will also help in fighting viruses like Corona.

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