Raipur: The work being done in the direction of conservation, promotion and development of medicinal plants in Chhattisgarh has been appreciated by the international organization United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, (UNCCD).
Under this forest minister Mohammad Akbar has been awarded a certificate of appreciation in recognition of maximum plantation of medicinal plants and promotion of their medicinal values in communities in Chhattisgarh, India to combat desertification.
4800 traditional Vaidyas of Chhattisgarh state have welcomed this and everyone is happy. Awadhesh Kashyap, Provincial Treasurer of Traditional Vanaushadhi Trained Vaidya Sangh, Chhattisgarh, informed that public awareness campaign is being conducted under the Public Health Tradition, Promotion Campaign and Ghar Angana Jadi-Booti Bagiya Scheme of Chhattisgarh state by distributing medicinal plants free of cost every year. In addition to seasonal diseases, life-giving herbal medicines, including Bramhi, Ashwagandha, Satavar, Tulsi, Kalmegh, Giloy, Adusa, Chirayata, Pathar Chur, Mandupparni, Bhuiavala, Bhringraj, Hadjod, are distributed by the traditional medical practitioners of the state.