Mainstreaming conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plant diversity in three Indian states: project profile of Uttarakhand

The project is being implemented in three Indian States, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh and Chhatisgarh. This brochure contains project profile of Uttarakhand. The project aims to mainstream the long-term conservation, sustainable and equitable use of medicinal plant diversity into forest management policy and practice at the national, state and local level. Uttarakhand state provides a broad range of ecological conditions, and hence medicinal plant diversity as well as a range of institutional arrangements relating to forest management. The project will facilitate an enabling environment to mainstreaming the conservation and sustainable use of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) into forest management policies and practices. Conservation and sustainable use of MAPs will also be mainstreamed at the local level into government and community forest management norms and practices at demonstration sites in all Medicinal Plants Conservation Areas (MPCAs) in this project.