As part of the Ghar Ghar Aushadhi Yojana, the Rajasthan government will distribute seedlings of four medicinal plants to every family in the state. The huge project aims to reach out to everyone of the state’s 1,265,000 families, offering them the chance to take home seedlings of four therapeutic herbs: Tulsi, Ashwagandha, Gilloy, and Kalmegh.
The state government has approved a sum of Rs 210 crore for the five-year project, of which Rs 31.4 crore would be spent in the first year to distribute more than five crore seedlings to half of the state’s households. Next year, the remaining households will be given an equal amount of seedlings. Each household will get eight saplings, two of each of the four herbs, at a time. Each household will get 24 seedlings over the course of five years.
“Rajasthan has a diverse ecosystem and is home to a number of medicinal plants. The state government’s Ghar Ghar Aushadhi Yojana would aid in the protection of this natural treasure and educate people about the value of herbs and plants in their surroundings for health “Rajasthan’s Principal Secretary for Forest and Environment, Sreya Guha, stated.
According to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s budget presentation, the large plant gifting programme aims to strengthen the healthy interaction between plants and people. These plants are native to Rajasthan and have been used as a health supplement and in herbal remedies for centuries. Plant saplings will be given instructions on how to care for them and how to utilise them properly as part of the campaign.
Several agencies of the state government are helping to make the project a success. While the Forest Agency is the scheme’s nodal department, district-level task groups have been established in all districts under the supervision of their respective District Collectors to guarantee its implementation on the ground. A state-level committee led by the state chief secretary would oversee the Programme.