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Ban on Medicinal Plant Collection for Commercial Purpose


DATED: 09/01/2016


In amendment of notification no.GOS/FEWMD/PR.SECY- PCCF/289 dated 23.01.2015 the following is hereby notified to be inserted after paragraph 1 of the said notification namely;


“This ban will also not be applicable to the Medicinal Plants or other Non-Timber Forest Produce (NTFP) cultivated by any person or agency under any projects sanctioned by the National Medicinal Plants Board or any other agency of the Government’’.


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DATED: 23/01/2015


The Government reviewed the ban imposed earlier on medicinal plant collection for commercial purpose and has taken note of the good regeneration these species in maintaining the ecological balance. In view of the need to consolidate the gains accomplished in the previous ban in conservation of such plants within the forest areas, the Government again bans the collection of all medicinal plants for commercial purposes from forest areas for a period of five years commencing from the date of issue of this notification. This ban does not include bamboo’s, grasses, plants used as food, and non-timber forest produce collected for household consumption with the permission of Forests, Environment & Wildlife Management Department.

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