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U’khand’s herbs to be displayed at R-Day parade

This tableau will display farming of medicinal herbs, their production, processing and marketing.

This information was given by the assistant director, Uttarakhand Information & PR department, KS Chauhan told in a press conference held on Wednesday at the RR Camp, in New Delhi. He said that more than 700 medicinal herbs can be found in different parts of the state. Over 18,000 people are associated with herbal farming in hill state and around a lakh people directly and indirectly obtain employment from herbs. Tableaux of 13 states have been included in the Republic Day Parade this year. The press conference was held by the Defence Ministry at the Rashtriya Rangshala, during which several states presented their cultural programmes.

A cultural programme by Uttarakhand was also presented and appreciated by the onlookers. Along with this, artists of the 13 stated gave presentations in their traditional attire. The herbs will include Neelam (for Tonsilitis), Atish (fever and digestion), Kutki (Liver tonic and blood purifier), Kooth (Leprosy and skin diseases), Jatamasi (blood pressure and insomnia), Chheepi (stomach disorders), Shatawar (strength, lactation), Kalajeeera etc.

Nurses, patwaris have ended strikes: Bahuguna

Dehradun:
CM Vijay Bahuguna told mediapersons in secretariat on Wednesday that strikes by nurses and patwaris has come to an end, and now the state government is focused to sort out problems of government workers in a practical manner.

He also added that a knowledge city will soon be developed in this state to dispel ignorance and promoting knowledge and information to the younger generation. Knowledge is power and the potent weapon for students who want to touch new horizons of success. The educational institutions of national and international repute will be attracted to our state. In this regard, the state government will take the help of the vast experience of deputy chairman of the planning commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Sam Pitroda, advisor to PM on public information infrastructure and innovation.
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