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Review of draft medicinal plant policy on Wednesday

Various issues including forest and conservation, infrastructure, marketing and trade, cultivation, sustainable harvesting and post-harvest management, will be discussed,

IANS | New Delhi |

The Union Ministry of AYUSH will hold a review meeting to examine the draft of National Policy of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of India, said an official on Tuesday.

During the review meeting, various issues including forest and conservation, infrastructure, marketing and trade, cultivation, sustainable harvesting and post-harvest management, among many others, will be discussed, according to an official statement.

The AYUSH Ministry’s National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) would also launch the “Voluntary Certification Scheme of Medicinal Plants Produce”, designed by NMPB through Quality Councils of India, the statement said.

The main outcome of the exercise shall be the final draft policy on National Medicinal Plants of India which will be reviewed by the Ministry of AYUSH.