What is Geospatial Approach for Suitable Site Identification of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (Maps)? (Download PDF)

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Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System (GIS) & Global Positioning System (GPS) are used for survey & inventorisation of medicinal plants. Technologies are used for identification of specific location of plants species.

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  • Manual Survey & inventorisation is practised widely to identify location of Medicinal Plants in India.

  • National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) under Ayush Ministry under its Central Sector Scheme on Conservation, Development & Sustainable Management of Medicinal Plants has supported project titled “Geospatial approach for suitable site identification for conservation of some species of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (MAPs) at selected dist. of Uttarakhand” at Uttarakhand Space Application Centre, Dehradun.

  • Another project implemented is “Inventorisation, Digitisation & web enabling of Geo-spatial Maps of Medical & Aromatic Plants cultivated in States of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha” at Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow.

Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System (GIS)

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Global Positioning System (GPS)

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National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB)

  • NMPB was formed on 24th November, 2000.

  • Working under Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Sidhha & Homoeopathy)

  • NMPB’s objective is – development of medicinal plants sector thru developing strong coordination b/w various ministries for implementation of policies on medicinal plants.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 3, 2018

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