On April 28, 2020,In view of increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in India,the Madhya Pradesh (MP) Chief Minister (CM) Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched ‘Jeevan Amrit Yojana’ scheme to boost the immune system of people to fight disease.Key Points:
i.Jeevan Amrit Yojana:
Under this yojana, the state government will freely distribute an ayurvedic product called ‘Trikut Churna (means three peppers)’, prepared by the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Department of the state in collaboration with Laghu Vanopaj Sangh, in areas with corona infection.
ii.The things used in that Trikut Churna are Black Pepper (Piper nigrum), Indian Long Pepper (Piper longum) and Ginger (Zingiber officinale).
iii.A target has been set to distribute this packet of 50 grams to 1 crore families of the state.
iv.It is being claimed that drinking it will increase immunity and has no side effects. So the kadha (or decoction) will be provided to the people of the state, irrespective of whether they are from rural or urban areas.
About Madhya Pradesh:
Governor– Lalji Tandon
Folk Dances– Jawara, Matki, Aada, Phulpati, Grida Dance, Selalarki, Selabhadoni, Maanch.