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  • 09 March, 2021

  • 12 Min Read

National AYUSH Mission

National AYUSH Mission

  • Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India is implementing Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM).
  • Under ‘Medicinal Plants’ component of the NAM scheme supporting market driven cultivation of prioritized medicinal plants in identified cluster/zones with in selected districts of States and implemented in a mission mode.
  • As per the scheme guidelines, the support is provided for:
    1. Cultivation of prioritized medicinal plants on farmer’s land.
    2. Establishment of nurseries with backward linkages for raising and supply of quality planting material.
    3. Post-harvest management with forward linkages.
    4. Primary processing, marketing infrastructure etc.
  • Under this scheme, subsidy @30%, 50% and 75% of cultivation cost of specific plant species is provided for cultivation of 140 medicinal plants.

Other missions for AYUSH

  • National Medicinal plants Board, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India is also implementing Central Sector Scheme on “Conservation, Development and Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants” wherein following activities are supported:
    1. In-situ conservation / Ex-situ conservation
    2. Livelihood linkages with Joint Forest Management Committees (JFMCs) / Panchayats / Van Panchayats / Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) / Self Help Groups (SHGs).
    3. IEC activities like Training / workshops / Seminars/ Conferences etc.
    4. Research & Development.
    5. Promotion, marketing and trade of medicinal plants produce.
  • Ministry of Finance has announced Rs. 4000 crore package under Atma Nirbhar Bharat for Promotion of Herbal Cultivation.
  • The Ministry of AYUSH has prepared a draft scheme namely “Pradhan Mantri VRIKSH AYUSH Yojana” for cultivation and marketing of medicinal plants which is yet to be approved from Cabinet. The scheme will be implemented throughout the country.

Source: PIB


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