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Dabur, DRDO tie up for high altitude medicinal plants

 PTI |  2016-07-18 21:58:03.0  |  New Delhi

DIHAR Director Bhuvanesh Kumar said: "The first step towards the goal of implementing conservation & environmental development benefits in Leh-Ladakh will be a baseline survey of the area for cultivation of highly endangered medicinal plant species." 

Dabur India Head - Healthcare Research Dr JLN Sastry said: "We are pleased to be the initiator of this developmental programme, which will not only help in growing and cultivating high altitude medicinal plants to prepare Ayurvedic medicines but also provide an alternative source of income to the farmers living in the often neglected high altitude mountain areas."  

Under this tie-up with the unit of Defence Research & Development Organisation, Dabur will also impart training to the villagers on sustainable cultivation of herbs. Jivanti Welfare and Charitable Trust (JWCT), Dabur India Ltd's CSR arm, had approached DIHAR & Pragya an NGO operating from Leh-Ladakh. 

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