Centre lays foundation stone of Rs 100 crore-IHAMP in Doda

JAMMU: Union ministers Shripad Yesso Naik and Jitendra Singh on Saturday laid the foundation stone of the Institute of High-Altitude Medicinal Plants in Doda district, an official spokesman said.

The Institute of High-Altitude Medicinal Plants (IHAMP) is coming up at a cost of Rs 100 crore. It will act as a pioneering centre for the research of medicinal plants and also help farmers in their cultivation via scientific ways, he said.

The spokesman said the project would also work towards introduction of new technologies in the cultivation of local medicinal plants through intensive research, training and capacity-building of farmers. (AGENCIES)