*Question No. 62. SHRI MANOHAR TIRKEY: SHRI PRASANTA KUMAR MAJUMDAR
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) whether a number of medicinal and aromatic plants are either extinct or on the verge of extinction in the country;
(b) if so, the number of the endangered medicinal and aromatic plants in the country;
(c) whether the Government has approved a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National Mission on Medicinal Plants in the country;
(d) if so, the details thereof alongwith the initiatives and activities taken thereunder;
(e) the assistance provided to the cultivators of these plants under the scheme during each of the last three years and the current year, State/UT-wise; and
(f) the achievements made thus far?