The State Medicinal Plants Board was established on 13th August, 2002 in pursuance of the guidelines of the National Medicinal Plants Board, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, with the Hon'ble Forest Minister as its Chairman. The Nucleus Centre of the Board has been set up in Van Bhawan premises of Haryana Forest Department at Panchkula.
The State Medicinal Plants Board is required to promote the medicinal plants sector in the State through implementation of Promotional Projects / Schemes and the Contractual Farming Projects, sanctioned and financed by the National Medicinal Plants Board. The Promotional projects aim at survey and inventorisation of medicinal plants, In-situ conservation / cultivation of medicinal plants including setting up of Herbal Parks, Production of quality planting material in nurseries, extension activities for raising awareness through Audio Visual Aids, Seminars, Training / Workshops etc. for growers and the personnel engaged in promoting the medicinal plants sector, Study of demand and supply position and marketing of medicinal plants, Research and Development in the Sector, Value addition and semi processing of products of medicinal plants, to promote cooperative efforts among growers and collectors of medicinal plants and cultivation of medicinal plants on contract basis in the farm lands for which subsidy is provided by the National Medicinal Plants Board to the extent of 30% of the total project cost.
A Technical Committee has been constituted under the Charimanship of PCCF, Haryana to guide and coordinate the activities of State Medicinal Plants Board. The said Committee comprises Director General, Health Services; Territorial CCF; Director, Ayurveda; Director, Horticulture and Head of the Medicinal Plants Wing, HAU, Hisar as its members and the Chief Executive Officer as its Member Secretary.
The major activities of the State Medicianl Plant Board on private farm lands have been entrusted to Horticulture department, whereas the projects on Government Forest Lands are being implemented by Forest Department through SMPB.
Currently A project on "Conservation and Development of Guggal in Haryana" and another project for "Plantation of Amla & Moringa" are under implementation in the State by Forest Department.
- Project on Conservation & Development of Guggal in Haryana
- Project on Plantation of Amla & Moringa