Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Delhi RWA’s get Herbal Gardens for improving Urban Health Solutions

New Delhi, INDIA: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with support from National Medicinal Plants Board, (NMPB), Govt. of India, launched the Home Herbal Garden (HHG) Project, in Delhi – NCR area to fill the critical void in the area of herbal resource development and extension activities with the overall objective to sensitize community awareness on ‘Herbal Medicine and Herbal Gardens.’

“Herbal and Botanic Gardens can play a key role in protecting all our herbal plants for the future. TERI’s initiative highlights the importance of plants and the ecosystem services they provide for all life on earth, with a focus on biodiversity and human wellbeing.” said Dr RK Pachauri, Director General of TERI.

Addressing members of the RWA’s, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, “The Delhi Govt is already in process to develop biodiversity parks and a sprawling 170 acre land has been allotted for the same near Dabur, outskirts of Delhi.

Along with those 17 new forest areas have been identified for growing medicinal and decorative plants. It is through organizations such as TERI that we are able to revive our traditional medicinal system and move towards human-wellness. This imitative will not only revive the traditional medical system, but would also make a huge difference to the atmosphere of Delhi, that has over the years improved with such initiatives.”

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