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State?s first workshop on herbs begins today

india Updated: Nov 03, 2006 15:20 IST

THE STATE Forest Research Institute (SFRI), Polipathar, Jabalpur have prepared a four-day training programme about herbal medicines for the first time in the State.

The training programme exhibiting rural-level techniques and its expansion for medicinal plants users will be conducted at Kunwara village of Kundam tehsil at Jabalpur from Friday.

The events will be organised as per the project of the National Medicine Board, New Delhi, related to non-destructive exploitation, primary processing, gradation and storage of herbal medicines.

The second training programme based on the same subject will be conducted at the state forest research council, Polipathar on November 7 and the third and fourth training programmes will be held at Indrana village of Patan tehsil and at Itawa village on November 11 and 17 respectively.

The training programmes will be conducted with an objective to inform people about the primary process, so that they could ascertain the prices of herbal medicines after its processing, gradation and storage.

People of the nearby villages will also take part in the training programme and all the participants will be given certificates apart from the information about the medicinal plants, training material and training brochure.

Under the training programme, participants will be informed about the scientific methods used to avoid the destruction of herbal plants.

Further information related to marketing, market price and information regarding traders would also be provided to the participants, an official press release said.