Herbal Environment of Chhattisgarh
Most of the medicinal valuable species are in the category of on-Nationalized Non-Wood Forest Produces are the one on which the state does not have any monopolistic control. Nevertheless, the state develops these resources through enabling policy. M.F.P. federation promotes their in-situ conservation, ex-situ cultivation and propagation, value addition, processing and marketing to provide maximum benefits to the local communities.
The state has realized the importance of the fast growing medicinal plant sector and the global preference towards the Indian System of Medicine. Realizing the potential of medicinal plants and other non nationalized NWFP, their availability and economic utility in the state, an interdisciplinary Task Force has been constituted in the Federation for conservation and nondestructive harvesting of NWFP on sustainable basis.
The State Medicinal Plant Board is responsible for timely and effective management of non-nationalized non-wood forest produce including medicinal, aromatic and dye plants through implementation of various projects that are being undertaken from time to time. At the field level, the Managing Director of the District Union executes the various projects. The State Medicinal Plant Board gets the Promotional schemes executed through the Division Forest Officer (DFO) all over the state , who are nominated as Ex-Officio/Executive Director by the Government of Chhattisgarh.