World Herbal Forest to be developed at Morni Haryana

Jan 22, 2017 19:05 | Haryana

Chandigarh January 22: Yog Guru Swami Ram Dev called on Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal in New Delhi today and discussed first of its kind World Herbal Forest being developed in Morni in district Panchkula. Recently, Haryana Forest Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Patanjali Anusandhan Sansthan Divya Yog Mandir Trust, Haridwar in this regard.
          The Chief Minister said that this Herbal Forest would prove to be an appropriate platform for the doctors associated with ayurveda and scientists as they could get detailed information about species of various  medicinal plants here and conduct their research work accordingly. 
          Mr Manohar Lal said that land in Morni would be remained either with local people or with the Forests department. The people would also obtain new technique of cultivation. Apart from the conservation of existing plants, a variety of about 25000 medicinal plants and herbs found in the country would be planted in this area. The forest would be divided in clusters for plantation. 
          Swami Ram Dev said that he would not take any economic or commercial benefit from this forest as his aim was to do social service by way of making available to the people, the benefit of various medicinal plants developed by him. He said that the herbal forest being developed in Haryana would be the first of its kind in the world.  He assured the Chief Minister that the team of his scientists would provide full support and cooperation to the State Government in developing this Herbal Forest. 
          He said that saplings of maximum species found in the country would be planted in this herbal forest. Apart from this, Patanjali Anusandhan Sansthan would also provide its assistance in plantation of medicinal plants at open spaces and creating a favourable atmosphere for students and scientists for medical research