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  • Himachal Pradesh, plantation, medicinal plants, herbs

    1.33 Cr medicinal plants, herbs planted in HP during last 4 years: CM

    Promoting plantation of medicinal plants in Himachal Pradesh, the state government has planted 1.33 Crore medicinal plants and herbs during the last four years. “The state government has targeted to plant 35 lakh more medicinal plants in the year 2017-18. Apart from this, for increasing the green cover afforestation was carried out in 48,000 hectares of the area, including planting broad leaves and fruit plants,” said chief minister Virbhadra Singh. He said this while inaugurating the 68th State Level Van Mahotsav at

    Cities | July 14, 2017
  • medicinal herbs

    Saving healing herbs in the wild

    “It has been an arduous task to keep a check on people collecting invaluable medicinal herbs from Great Himalayan National Park. But with concerted efforts, we have been able do it,” said Om Prakash, a forest guard at the park. Known for rich biodiversity, the national park in Himachal Pradesh has remained a source of income for centuries for locals, who used to collect medicinal herbs. The herbs as wild garlic, Guggal Dhoop (Jurinea Macrocephala), Patish, Bheni, Morel mushrooms have been

    Features | March 15, 2017