CM Raman Singh invites herbal companies for 'Make-in-Chhattisgarh'
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 04-Feb-2018

Raipur, February 4: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has invited reputed herbal companies of the country for production of herbal medicines in state. He said that herbal medicinal plants constitute a major portion of Chhattisgarh's invaluable forest resources.

While addressing the inaugural programme of two-day national symposium on 'Vanoshadhi Chhattisgarh 2018" based on herbal medicines, Chief Minister informed the herbal medicine manufacturing companies attending the symposium about the scope of farming, production and market for herbal medicines in Chhattisgarh.

Singh said to the investors that- If you want, you may chalk out action plan for five years, and sign MoU with state government on the second day of the symposium. Chief Minister requested them to contact and discuss their action plan with the officials of Chhattisgarh State Medicinal Plant Board and CSIDC.

As Chief Guest of the inaugural programme, Raman Singh said that the market of herbal medicines is expanding exponentially across the world. In near future, it would become one of the biggest markets. Presently, this sector has annual growth rate of 10-15%. Nearly 65% of the herbal market is in hands of China. Hence, India needs to pace up its progress in this direction. And new states like Chhattisgarh can contribute whole lot.”

He said that Chhattisgarh has good scope of herbal medicinal plant farming, production of herbal medicines and supplying into the market. We have vast forest area. Keeping in view all the favourable circumstances, state government is ready to offer every possible aid to investors for establishing herbal medicine processing industry.

Chief Minister said- State Government has marked plants and trees of medicinal value at local-level in all the districts. Nursery is also being developed. He further said state government is developing a herbal garden on 500 acres of land. Chhattisgarh State Medicinal Plant Board is making every possible effort for conservation, collection and promotion of herbal medicine farming.

“State Industrial Development Board is providing all the necessary facilities under its industrial policy. Tax rebate benefit can be deliberated upon. National-level herbal medicine manufacturers and experts in the subject are present in the symposium, their views and opinions will prove beneficial for us,” CM said.