Financial assistance for cultivation of medicinal plants in TN

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Chennai, Dec 26 (UNI) The Centre has announced financial assistance for cultivation of medicinal plants in the state, Tamil Nadu State Medicinal Plants Board said today.

As there was great demand for medicinal plants in the global market, the Health and Family Welfare (AYUSH) Department of the Government of India offered financial assistance for cultivating 32 types of medicinal plants.

The plants included Emblica Officinalis Gaertn (Nelli), Saraca Asoca (Roxb), De Wilde (Asoku), Phyllanthus Amarus Schum and Thonn (Keezhanelli), Gymnema Sylvestre R Br (Siru Kurinjan), Andrographis Paniculata Wall ex Nees (Nilavembu), Solanum Nigrum Linn (Manathakkali), Ocimum Sancturm Linn (Thulasi), Aconitum Feros Wall (Pachai Naabi), an official release here said. Interested Non Governmental Organisations, farmers, Co-operative Societies and Self Help Groups who have minimum of five acres of land would be eligible to apply for the financial assistance, it said.

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