Ten lakh plants of 20 varieties would be planted in the World Herbal Forest in Mornu Hills-Vij.

Chandigarh, June 12– The Haryana Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij, has said that in the current monsoon season, ten lakh plants of 20 varieties would be planted in the World Herbal Forest which is being developed in the Morni Hills. These would include plants of Harad, Haldi, Behda, Amala, Rudraksh and Arjun.
Presiding over a meeting to develop the World Herbal Forest here today, Mr Vij said that the state government, with the support of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, would develop this forest on about 52,000 acres of land in the Morni Hills. In this forest, about 25 different varieties of plants found in the country would be planted. In the first phase, the Forest Department would plant 50,000 plants each of 20 medicinal varieties. .
Mr Vij said that a joint task force of the Haryana Forest Department, Patanjali Yogeeth, Haridwar, and local people of Morni had been constituted to oversee smooth running of the Herbal Forest. This committee would prepare an action plan to bring it on the world map, prepare a list of the plants currently planted and also determine their supervision level.
Pantanjali Yogpeeth, Acharya Bal Krishan, said that a team of their scientists would visit Morni and help in plantation of different varieties of plants in different areas.
Those present on the occasion included, Yog Guru Swami Ramdev, Acharya Bal Krishan, MLA Kalka Mrs Latika Sharma, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Mrs Amarinder Kaur, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Mr P K Mahapatra, and Director, AYUSH Dr Saket Kumar.