The Forest Research Branch has taken the initiative to conserve more than 60 aromatic plants along with basil, turmeric. Many of these species are found in different countries of Europe, America, Asia continent.
Director of Forest Research Branch Sanjeev Chaturvedi said that due to over exploitation, many aromatic flora are on the verge of extinction. There are many species of Tulsi which have slowly come to the verge of extinction.
These include species like Kanchan Tulsi, Longa Tulsi, Angana Tulasi, Kapoor Tulsi, Van Tulsi, Sabja Tulsi, Somaiya Tulsi Tulsi, Badri Tulsi and Mithi Tulsi. In addition, fragrant grass species like Lemongrass, Camel Grass, West Indian Grass, Java Grass, Khas Grass need protection.
There is also a plan to conserve Ama turmeric, forest turmeric and black turmeric. Also wild peppermint, peppermint, lamiasi, spearmint, sweet marjoram, fishmint, watch, olive, frankincense, gandharaj, clove, celery, rosemary, musk okra, rajnigandha, gulabarani sahiba, manokamini, caffer, juhi champa, jasmine, bella, small Cardamom, Kevda, Sweet Warmwood, Common Warmwood and Indian Warmgood are being protected.
Comprehensive plans have been made to preserve a dozen species of basil as well as 60 species of aromatic plants. Under this, a nursery equipped with state-of-the-art facilities has been prepared by the Forest Research Branch. Among the species that are being protected, many species are found in Europe, Asia, America and many other countries of the continent. Many species are on the verge of extinction due to excessive exploitation. It is necessary to protect them.
Sanjeev Chaturvedi, Chief Conservator of Forests and Director, Forest Research Branch