The Cabinet of Maharashtra, chaired by Uddhav Thackeray – Chief Minister(CM) of Maharashtra, approved the proposal to allocate 50 Acres of land in the district of Sindhudurg to establish the National Institute of Medicinal Plants (NIMP).
- The allocated land located in the Aadali village of Dodamarg taluka will be handed over to the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy(AYUSH).
About the National Institute of Medicinal Plants (NIMP):
i.The NIMP at Maharashtra will act as a one-stop centre for all the needs related to medicinal plants.
ii.The NIMP will work in coordination with the state and central government.
iii.The institute is aimed to create employment for the local people and benefit the state.
Other cabinet decisions:
i.The cabinet has approved the revised plan on the construction of a bridge over the railway crossing at Diva in Thane district.
ii.The cabinet has also decided to raise the travelling allowance of the gram sevaks and village development officers from Rs 1100 to Rs 1500.
Recent Related News:
On February 4, 2021 Maharashtra Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray approved the implementation of INR 1, 340 Crore worth ‘Chief Minister Water Conservation Programme’. It will be implemented for a period of 3 years (April 2020-March 2023) by the Soil and Water Conservation Department of Maharashtra.
Objective of the Scheme – To undertake repair & restoration of existing water bodies in Maharashtra & improve the irrigation capacity.
About National Medicinal Plants Board:
The National Medicinal Plants Board is under the Ministry of AYUSH.
CEO– Dr. J.L.N Sastry
Headquarters– New Delhi
Established on– 24th November 2000