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Updation in the Status of Medicinal Plants Conservation and Development Areas

Medicine By Ayush

  18-Aug-2021


The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Ministry of Ayush implements a “Central Sector Scheme on Conservation, Development and  Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants” since 2014-15. Under this scheme, the National Medicinal Plants Board has offered project based support for establishing Twenty Four (24) Medicinal Plants Conservation and Development Areas (MPCDAs) in seven states. An amount of Rs. 940 Lacs was sanctioned and Rs. 635.99 Lacs released to establish these Medicinal Plants Conservation and Development Areas (MPCDAs).

The role of Medicinal Plants Conservation and Development Areas (MPCDAs) is 

in-situ 

conservation/protection of medicinal plants in their natural habitats. The long-term advantage of MPCDAs is also to generate livelihood for Local/Tribal communities through sustainable utilization.

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