Madhya Pradesh CM states that India is known all over the world for Yoga and Ayurveda

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that India is known all over the world for Yoga and Ayurveda. Due to the efforts of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Yoga has been adopted in 180 countries of the world today. Ayurveda is very useful for the health of the country and the world. During the Covid period, a large number of people in the state took health benefits through yoga and Ayurveda.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that more and more people can get health benefits through Ayurveda and our brothers and sisters living in tribal areas of the state can get employment and livelihood, with this aim ‘Devaranya’ Yojana has been prepared. This scheme will be implemented at a fast pace.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that while there is a priceless treasure of medicines in our forests, at the same time tribal brothers and sisters understand their importance and use. On one hand we have to preserve and enhance this treasure trove of our medicines, while on the other hand we have to give health benefits to the people by taking forward this traditional knowledge of the tribal class.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a workshop on AYUSH based economic up-gradation scheme ‘Devaranya’ to boost the means of livelihood and for employment generation for the people of scheduled tribal areas at Mantralaya today. Ministers, senior officials, representatives of various AYUSH pharmaceutical companies and other experts were present in the workshop organised by the State Policy and Planning Commission.

Entire value chain of production of AYUSH medicines

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that we will develop a complete value chain of production of AYUSH medicines in the state through Devarnya Yojana. Self-help groups will also play an important role in this work. In this, Agriculture Producer Organizations, Department of AYUSH, Forest, Rural Development, Horticulture, Tourism, Agriculture, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Industrial Policy and Investment Promotion and Tribal Affairs Departments will work together in mission mode.

Made mention of village Vaidya Shri Raghuveer Prasad

Referring to the Vaidya of his village, Shri Raghuveer Prasad, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that he used to diagnose the disease by seeing the pulse and give medicine. We have to carry forward our traditional knowledge.

Wellness tourism to be promoted

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that wellness tourism will be promoted in Madhya Pradesh. For this, medicinal plants should be cultivated in the beautiful plains of the villages. AYUSH and tourism will be brought together.

Global Centre for Traditional Medicines should be set up in Bhopal

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the World Health Organisation is going to set up a Global Centre for Traditional Medicines in India. Such efforts will be made that it should be established in Madhya Pradesh. Khushi Lal Ayurveda Hospital in Bhopal is doing amazing work.

360 new Ayush health and wellness centres in the state

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that more than 360 new AYUSH health and wellness centers are being established in the state. Ayush super specialty hospitals are being constructed in Indore and Bhopal. Upgradation of Ayurvedic and Yunani dispensaries is being done in the state. More and more emphasis is being laid on research and development of AYUSH medicines.

Strengthen the demand and supply chain

Deputy Chairman of State Policy and Planning Commission, Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi said that AYUSH-based scheme has been prepared to strengthen the livelihood resources and employment generation of the residents of scheduled tribal areas in the state. Under this, the demand and supply chain of medicinal and aromatic plants and medicines made from them will be strengthened.

India is largest producer after China

Union Secretary AYUSH Shri Rajesh Kutecha said that there is a huge market for AYUSH medicines in the world. India is the largest producer after China in this area. Presently there is a great demand for raw material i.e. medicinal and aromatic plants for this. Industries have given advance orders for this. The tribes know how to conserve and increase the production of these plants.

High demand for Amla

Dabur India CEO Shri Mohit Malhotra said that Amla is in high demand for Ayurvedic medicines. It is supplied in large quantity from Madhya Pradesh. With the promotion of medicinal crops, if organic certification of these crops is done, then it will be very beneficial.

Promote cooperative farming

Shri Gulraj Bhatia of Emami Health Care said that in the next 15-20 years there will be immense potential in the field of AYUSH. For this, cooperative farming of medicinal and aromatic plants should be promoted in the state.

Ayurveda can cure all diseases

Rajiv Vasudevan, C.E.O., Ayurveda Group of Hospitals, Bangalore said that Ayurveda can cure all diseases. For this, a strong system of Ayurveda treatment should be developed at the district level from the primary health centres.

Knowledge of flora is with the tribes

The Hitraksha Pramukh of Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Shri Girish Kuber said that the knowledge of ancient flora is with the tribes. By strengthening the Gram Sabhas in the villages, connect more and more tribal people to it. Emphasis should be given on community forest development.

M.P. India’s ‘Green Lung’

Shri Ranjit Puranik of Dhootpapeshwar Limited, Mumbai said that Madhya Pradesh is not only the heart of India but also a ‘Green Lung’. There is a vast store of medicinal plants and herbs here. Neemuch is the global mandi of Ashwagandha. Panna’s Amla is the best in the country. Mandis of medicinal plants should be set up in Madhya Pradesh.

Grant individual leases

Gajanan Dange, President, Center for Research and Strategic Planning for Sustainable Development Pune said that along with community development, individual pattas should be provided to forest dwellers. A master plan should be prepared for the development of tribal areas. Along with water management, action should also be taken to prevent soil erosion.

Encourage and educate

Shri Ashok Varshney of Aarogya Bharati said that tribal people should be encouraged and made aware for the conservation and production of medicinal plants.

At the end of the workshop, the vote of thanks was given by Shri Abhishek Singh, Principal Advisor, Policy and Planning Commission.

Medicinal plant

Disease prevention

Sandalwood, Neem, Keshan, Aloe Vera

Skin diseases

Basil, Ginger, Dalchini


Aloe Vera and Munga

Women’s Health



Sadabahar / Van kakri



Oral diseases


Stomach ulcers






Pain, constipation


Vomit, heat stroke




Wound, abscess


Abdominal pain, vomiting


Cough, cold


Lung diseases


Boosting strength

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