The Forest Department has decided to set up two warehouses – one in north and the other in south Bengal – for storing and preserving medicinal plants. This was announced recently by the State Forest Minister.
The State Government has been giving a lot of stress on the growing of medicinal plants as it has a lot of potential, and there is a big export market as well.
With the warehouses in place, the minister said, the collectors will be able to store their collections and thus give enough time for Government officials to check and make the proper payments.
Collection of plants from forests is not only a difficult job but is also risky and hence, the Government wants to ensure that people get what they really deserve.
Source: Millennium Post