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There is a lot of potential for the development of medicinal plants farms across Jammu and Kashmir.

These herbs can be used for the making of medicines and they have a lot of value in the global market.

Recently the Union Minister in Jammu and Kashmir during his visit directed the AYUSH, Agriculture and allied departments to promote the cultivation of medicinal plants to meet the requirement of herbs for the preparation of medicines, saying that it would also go a long way in enhancing the income of the farmers. He also directed the ICDS department to plant more identified plants in Poshan Vatikas of Anganwari Centres under the Prime Minister’s Programme ‘Healthy Bharat, Strong Bharat’.

He appreciated the role of AYUSH doctors, ASHA and Anganwari workers in fighting against COVID-19 during the world pandemic. He said that services of AYUSH and Allopathic doctors would be provided at the same locations for the convenience of patients.

 Highlighting the achievements and future planning to develop AYUSH, he said that keeping in view the importance of AYUSH, the Prime Minister has established a full-fledged Ministry of AYUSH and has allocated funds to the tune of Rs. Over 3000 crores for the Ministry.

He said that a Homoeopathy and Siddha College would also be established in UT on the recommendation of UT of J&K.

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