SRINAGAR: Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Bali Bhagat inspected Medicinal Plant Nursery at Kralsangari, Chesmashahi Thursday and sowed seeds of seven new medicinal plants there.
He was informed that seven varieties of medicinal plants are being raised in the nursery at present while as 10 new varieties including Hazzellnet fruits, Juniper, Kuth, and Banwangun shall be produced in the nursery.
The Minister was briefed that besides Deodar, Kail and Conifer the medicinal plants including Helpinus, Kuth, Cupress, Dioscora and Perithum plants numbering around 4 Lakh are available in the nursery at present. He was informed that 1110 plants have been supplied to various agencies during this year so far.
The Minister on the occasion also said that the Department should work towards allocating 20% plantations on the forest land across 13 territorial forest divisions for raising wild fruit plants so that wild animals feed on these and frequent man-animal conflict is considerably reduced in the future.
Chief Conservator of Forests Nissar Ahmad, Conservator Forests Farooq Gillani, DFO Sheikh Mukhtar and a team of senior officers of the department accompanied the Minister.
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