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Dabur signs MoU with DRDO to promote cultivation of rare medicinal plants

Dabur and DIHAR will educate farmers in the Leh-Ladakh about high altitude medicinal plant species and will also enhance the livelihood of villagers in the cold desert area by involving them in cultivation of medicinal plants.

Jul 19, 2016 08:04 IST
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DaburDabur India in the second week of July 2016 inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Defence Research and Development Organization's (DRDO) Defense Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR).

The agreement was signed to promote sustainable cultivation of rare medicinal plants Ladakh, which is one of the most difficult terrains in the world.

Key highlights of the agreement

Dabur and DIHAR will educate farmers in the Leh-Ladakh about high altitude medicinal plant species.

This will also help in enhancing the livelihood of villagers in the cold desert area by involving them in cultivation of medicinal plants.

The farmers will also be provided free saplings of rare medicinal plants and herbs.

The initiative will focus on development of a self-sustainable system by creation of a value chain for the targeted endangered species.

It will also focus on sustainable management of bio-resources by implying scientific agronomy practices. It will ensure biodiversity conservation.

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