Tripura to set up Ayurvedic centre at eco-park

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Agartala, June 13 (UNI) In a bid to promote the ancient Indian science of medicine and make people aware about conservation of bio-diversity in the forestland, the state government has decided to set up an Ayurvedic centre at the Tepania Eco Park in South Tripura.

State Forest Minister Jitendra Choudhury said the centre would render 24-hour service with speicalised doctors and a group of botanists would be posted there to demonstrate the medicinal value of the plants in the park area.

''A total of 44 varieties of medicinal herbs have been planted so far in an area of about seven hectares of land besides natural flora to promote economic activities and promote love for nature,'' Mr Choudhury said.

The centre would also facilitate training for the interested groups, the minister said, adding that the cafeteria inside the park would be functioning in full swing soon and three more cottages would be built to fulfill the demands of visitors' accommodation in the park areas.

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