New Delhi, June 26 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today gave its approval for implementation of the existing Central Sector scheme.
The scheme would be implemented with a total outlay of Rs.321.30 crore in the 11th Plan, in the modified form as per the activities indicated below:
i. Promote Research and Development for domestication of wild medicinal plants, development of agro-techniques and post harvest management storage and processing.
ii. Promote quality assurance and standardization through development of Good Agriculture Practices (GAP), Good Collection Practices (GAP) and Good Storage Practices (GSP) and through development of monographs on medicinal plants.
iii. Develop, implement and support certification mechanism for quality standards.
iv. Promote sustainable harvesting protocols of medicinal plants from forest areas and certification thereof.
v. Survey, inventorisation and documentation of endangered medicinal plants through periodic surveys and inventorisation.
vi. Creating Gene Banks/Seed orchards to create an authentic source of seed and germ plasm for future.