National AYUSH Mission

Name of the Scheme

National AYUSH Plant Mission

Objective of Scheme

  • To include the medicinal plants in the farming systems, which are key to integrity, quality, effectiveness and safety of AAYUSH treatment system and to promote them to provide an option to the farmers and increase their income. 
  • To do farming for promoting the standardization and quality assurance by following storage practices so that global acceptance of AAYUSH therapies is increased as well as increase in export of value added products like the essence of herbs, phytochemicals, food supplements, cosmetics and AAYUSH products.
  • To assist the establishing of processing groups by agricultural convergence, storage] value addition and marketing and development of establishment for entrepreneurs so that units can be established in the groups.
  • To implement the certification mechanism for quality standards, good farming practices, good collection practices, good storage practices and to support the same.
  •  To promote the partnership, convergence and synergy among the stake holders who are involved in the research and development, processing and marketing in the public and private areas at national, regional , state level and sub state level.

Covered 52 districts

Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad, Bijnour, Sambhal, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Bareilly, Badaun, Shahjahanpur, Lucknow, Sitapur, Hardoi, Ayodhya, Barabanki, Ambedkar Nagar, Sultanpur, Basti, Gorakhpur, Mahrajganj, Kushi Nagar, Prayagraj, Koushambi, Fatehpur, Pratapgarh, Kannouj, Kanpur Dehat, Etawah, Agra, Mathura, Eta, Aligarh, Hathras, Azamgarh, Ballia, Varanasi Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Chandauli, Mirzapur, Sonbhadra, Banda, Chitrakoot, Hamirpur, Mahoba, Jhansi, Jaloun, Lalitpur and Bahraich.

Name of Program

  •  Under the medicinal plant expansion area program, the area expansion program of various crops like Sarpgandha, Ashvagandha, Bramhi, kaalmegh, Kounch, Satavri, Tulsi, Aloe Vera, Vach and Artemisia is conducted.  
  •   Post Harvest Management :- Construction of godown and drying shed in tghe private sector under post harvest management program.

Headwise permissible grant

  • Sarpgandha:- 50% per hectare grant Rs. 45753.00 will be paid maximum against unit cost Rs. 91506.25.
  • Ashvagandha :- 30% per hectare grant of Rs. 10980.75 will be paid maximum against unit cost Rs. 36602.50. 
  • Bramhi:- 30% per hectare grant of Rs. 17569.20 will be paid maximum against unit cost Rs. 57564.00.
  • Kalmegh:- 30% per hectare grant of Rs. 10980.75 will be paid maximum against unit cost Rs. 36602.50. 
  • Kounch: 30% per hectare grant of Rs. 8784.60 will be paid maximum against unit cost Rs. 29282.00. 
  • Satawri: 30% per hectare grant of Rs. 27451.80 will be paid maximum against unit cost Rs. 91506.25.   
  • Tulsi:  30% per hectare grant of Rs. 13176.9075 will be paid maximum against unit cost Rs. 43923.00. 
  • Aloe Vera : 30% per hectare grant of Rs. 18672.20 will be paid maximum against unit cost Rs. 62224.25. 
  • Vach: 30% per hectare grant of Rs. 27451.80 will be paid maximum against unit cost Rs. 91506.25. 
  • Stivia : 30% per hectare grant of Rs. 45210.00 will be paid maximum against unit cost Rs. 150700.00. 
  • Drying Shed : For farmers/entrepreneurs 50% per unit grant of Rs. 5.0 Lakh will be paid maximum against unit cost Rs. 10.0 Lakh.
  • Storage : For farmers/entrepreneurs 50% per unit grant of Rs. 5.0 Lakh will be paid maximum against unit cost Rs. 10.0 Lakh.

Eligibility terms of applicant:-

  • Farmer has to register online to get the benefits of the scheme on www.upagriculture.com.
  •   Beneficiary should have the land on its own name as per revenue records.
  •   Beneficiary should have sufficient means of irrigation.
  •   Beneficiary should have the bank account and check book.
  •   Beneficiary should be able to bear the amount other than the grant, being expended on the program under the scheme. 
  •   Beneficiary should have any one identity proof among Voter card/Ration card/Aadhar card.
  •   Beneficiary should have primary technical knowledge of the concerned program and has interest.
  •   Selection of beneficiary will be based on the “First Come-First Serve”.

Permissible Area/Quantity/Numbers

  • Sarpgandha: Maximun area- 2 hectare, quantity of seed- Fresh routes 100 Kg per hectare.
  •  Ashwagandha :- Maximun area- 2 hectare, quantity of seed- Fresh routes 10 Kg per hectare.
  • Bramhi : Maximun area- 2 hectare, quantity of seed- 100 Kg runners per hectare.
  • Kalmegh : Maximun area- 2 hectare, quantity of seed- 450 gram per hectare.
  •   Kounch: Maximun area- 2 hectare, quantity of seed- 9 – 10 Kg per hectare.
  • Satavri : Maximun area- 2 hectare, quantity of seed- 2.5 to 3 Kg per hectare.
  • Tulsi : Maximun area- 2 hectare, quantity of seed- 1 Kg per hectare. 
  • Aloe Vera : Maximun area- 2 hectare, quantity of seed-  5000 saplings/circus per hectare.
  • Vach : Maximun area- 2 hectare, quantity of seed- 74074 circus of stems per hectare.
  • Artimesia: Maximun area- 2 hectare, quantity of seed- 50 gm per hectare.

How to apply

To get the benefits of the scheme, far will have to register her/himself on www.upagriculture.com .  For this purpose help can be obtained from Jan Suvidha Kendras, Farmer Lokwani and Cyber Cafe.

Brief description of the farming of selected medicinal plants under the scheme of medicinal plant production of National AAYUSH Mission
Ser. No Name of crop/Botanical Name Type of land Suitable time of sowing/planting Quantity of seed per hectare Plantation Gap (In C.M.)   Quantity of Compost/fertilizer (Per hectare)  Time of harvesting/digging Production per hectare Description of Income (Rs./Hectare)
Total Cost Total Income Net profit
1 2 3 4 5 6 8   9 10 11 12
1 Sarpgandha
             (Rauwolfia serpentin)
Loamy or mixed May to mid-September Fresh route 100 Kg 50 x 40 F Y M -  10 ton or                     Vermi compost  7 ton and         N:P:K@ 0: 60:50 kg November to December (after 18-20 months) 12 to 15 Qtl.  Dry Routes 80000 225000 145000
2 Kalihari
          (Gloriosa superbaa)
Loamy Mixed June-July Seed 1 to 2 Kg or Kand 10 Qtl 40-45 x 30-35 F Y M -  20-25 ton                      N:P:K@  80:0:0 kg After 6 months of planting 150 to 200 Kg seed, 150-200 Kg Peels 125000          to  150000 250000            to 300000  125000              to 150000
3 Ashwagandh 
(Withania somnifera)
Dry soil of drainage, light loamy soil 25 August to 10 September Seed 8&10 Kg By splitting method  N:P:K@            0: 25:20 kg February-March 800 Kg 30000 96000 66000
4 Brahmi/Mandookparni
(        Bacopa monnieri)/Centella asiatica)
Sandy loam, black soil 15 July to August/First fortnight of February 100 Kg runners For nursery of Casiatica 10 X 5 ¼In Junea½ 60 X 30@               For B. monnier  30X30 F Y M -  15-20 ton                      N:P:K@  0:60:40 kg June and October, November 15 to 20 Qtl. Dry  branches 50000 150000 100000
5 Kalmegh
               (Andrographis paniculata)
Suitable drainage soil, Loamy or shady unusable land Nursery: May June, Planting – June – July 450 gram 40 x 30 F Y M -  10-15 ton or                              Vermi compost  5 ton and                           N:P:K@ 100:50:50 kg October-November 30 Qtl. To 35 Qtl. 30000-35000 90000 55000           To 60000
6 Kounch
                     (Mucuna prurita)
Loamy June – July 9&10 Kg. 90 x 90 N:P:K@ 18:46:0 kg January 12 To 15 Qtl. Seed and 2.5 to 5.0 qtl. Routes 25000-30000 80000 50000             To   55000
7 Satavri
(Asparagus racemosus)
Suitable drainage loamy soil Nursery : In May and Planting  – In July – August 2-5&3-0 Kg 60 x 60 F Y M -  20-25 ton                      N:P:K@ 0: 60:150 kg November-December (After 18 to 24 months) 50&60 qtl dry routes 250000 600000 350000       In two years
8 Tulsi
¼Ocimum sanctum/ Ocimum basilicum)
Dry and draining  soil and flat land Nursery- In June,
Planting – July
1-0 Kg 45 x 30 F Y M -  10-15 ton or                        Vermi compost  5 ton and         N:P:K@ 80:40:40 kg October-November Green branch portion 25-30 qtl, Oil – 50 – 60 liter 40000 70000            To 125000  30000              To 85000
9 Dhrit Kumaree
              (Aloe vera)
Dry and draining and loamy soil After rains are finished 50000 plants or circus 50 x 40 F Y M -  15-20 ton                    and  N:P:K@ 25:50:50 kg February/July 500 To s 600 Qtl. 180000 300000 120000
10 Vach
                 (Acorus calamus)
Matiyar and Loamy February-March, July-August 74074 pieces of circus of stems +s 45 x 30 N:P:K@ 125:50:50 kg After 18-24 months of planting Fresh routes 80 to 90 Qtl. 80000 140000         To 160000 60000                                                                              To 80000
11 Artemisia
         (Artemisia annua)
Land of simple P.H. than acidic nature and suitable draining soil. Nursery – At the end of December and planting in – February  March 50  Gram 50 x 30 F Y M -  10-15 ton                       and      N:P:K@ 100:50:50 kg May 25 to 30 Qtl 50000          To   55000 75000                      To s   90000 25000              To   40000

Special :
1- More per hectare production/more income can be gained by enhancing the productivity, if local climate and condition of land is suitable and scientific technical farming of the above mentioned medicinal crops is done. 
2- For detailed information regarding Rashtriya AAYUSH Mission (Medicinal Saplings Production), kindly contact with concerned District Horticulture Officer and Regional Deputy Director, Horticulture.