Haryana to have herbal parks in each district

April 28th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) In an effort to promote medicinal plants and ayurveda in Haryana, the state government has decided to set up at least two herbal parks in each district, an official said here Wednesday.
“We want to encourage people to use herbs in daily life. We would also apprise them about the utility of medicinal plants in curbing a number of diseases,” an official spokesperson said.

Presently there are around 26 herbal parks in Haryana. A sum of Rs.2 crore was earmarked by the government for their maintenance during the current financial year.

They have been designed in such a way that they look like recreational sites and also attract tourists from other parts of the country, the spokesperson said.

“Medicinal plants, including rare varieties, will be planted in the herbal parks and the plants will be supplied to the public at subsidised prices,” the spokesperson said.

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