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Rs 1-cr herbal medicine sold during Van Mela

SALE CONTRACTS and sale worth Rs 1 crore of herbal medicines was registered during the five-day Van Mela organised here from December 6 to 10 at the Bittan Market grounds while 5000 patients suffering from various diseases were examined and given consultancy free of cost.

india Updated: Dec 12, 2006 13:29 IST

SALE CONTRACTS and sale worth Rs 1 crore of herbal medicines was registered during the five-day Van Mela organised here from December 6 to 10 at the Bittan Market grounds while 5000 patients suffering from various diseases were examined and given consultancy free of cost.

Informing this on Monday, State Forest Minister Himmat Kothari said the Forest Department would take initiative to organise van melas in each district to promote natural and traditional treatment through use of herbal medicines among the people. 

Kothari felicitated vaidyas, hakeems and doctors by presenting a shawl, coconut and citation letter to a number of vaidyacharyas for their significant contribution on the occasion. State Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF)
Mohammad Hashim presided over the function.

Kothari mentioned that Indian system of medicine had proved useful in the treatment of many incurable diseases. Hence more efforts were required to promote this system and ayurveda.

He urged vaidyacharyas to share their experience and knowledge with the needy people and render their services in the van melas to be organised at Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior. Similar van melas would be organised at district level beginning with Rewa, he added.

Mohammad Hashim stated that getting the traditional medical treatment and ayurveda patented would help the coming generation a lot.

V R Khare, the additional managing director of Madhya Pradesh Minor Forest Produce Federation informed that van mela had become popular among the masses and several states had shown keen interest emulating Madhya Pradesh van mela. Pandit Chandrashekhar Tiwari and renowned vaidya Haji Mustafa also expressed their views on the occasion.