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Nilachal Hill, a haven for medicinal plants

 GUWAHATI, April 3 – Many medicinal plants are found in the North Eastern States especially in Assam. Around 115 medicinal plants are found in Nilachal Hill alone. But nobody has initiated moves to protect and collect these rare medicinal plants said the Head of the Botany department of Cotton College Dr Purnima Devi.

Nilachal Educational Welfare Society (NEWS) under the auspices of Assam Science Society organised a day-long exhibition on medicinal plants namely ‘Sanjibani’ on March 29 at Nilachal Jatiya Vidyalaya, Kamakhya Gate here, where around 80 different species of medicinal plants were displayed. Dr Purnima Devi, senior research worker on medicinal plants, inaugurated the exhibition. She also delivered a speech while displaying different medicinal plants with the help of projector and said about their medicinal values. She asked the students to come forward for protecting these rare medicinal plants and play a major role in creating awareness among the people. The students of Nilachal Jatiya Vidyalaya, teachers, guardians, local people, invited guest etc. were present in that exhibition where Vedailata Kalmow, Tulsi, Brahami, Manimuni, Neem, etc. were displayed.

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