Jun 22, 2012

Ayurvedic herbal plants in 100 acres in Sri Lanka

The Indigenous Medicine Ministry of Sri Lanka will launch a programme to cultivate 100 acres of ayurvedic herbal plants in the country, Indigenous Medicine Ministry spokesperson said. 

At a discussion at the ministry, it was decided to launch this programme as a joint project with a leading Indian company with immediate effect to develop the ayurveda cultivation industry.Acting Indigenous Medicine Minister Pandu Bandaranayake expects to reduce importing ayurvedic herbs while guiding officers under him to produce ayurvedic medicines with new technology. The acting minister expects to reduce importing ayurvedic products under this project, he said. Under this programme, the Indigenous Medicine Ministry will introduce new tablets with traditional ayurvedic products. The ministry will establish a new institution to study ayurvedic plants. 

As the first step, the ministry expects to allocate Rs 30 million for this task.Acting Indigenous Medicine Minister Pandu Bandaranayaka, Secretary to the Ministry Bandula Dahanayake and Sri Abaya Group Company chairman Sri Nivas K also participated in the discussion. 

Source: http://www.dailynews.lk/2012/06/21/news51.asp


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