The work on the ambitious Institute of High Altitude Medicinal Plants (IHAMP), took off today at Kotli (Chabbra) Bhaderwah – one of the sites for the ambitious project.
At the site, the construction of District Collection Centre, which includes 9 sub components viz administrative block, Auction platform, storage godowns, canteen, health care centre etc, involving Rs 2 crore, was started.
The estimated cost of the entire project is Rs. 100 crore that is to be established in the lush green Bhaderwah valley. The institute will be a pioneer in research about medicinal plants found at high altitude. It is expected that the project would also become a major source of income for the farmers in cultivation of medicinal plants.
It is pertinent to mention here that the work on the project was formally started on the ground due to the persistence efforts of Member Parliament Udhampur- Doda Constituency and Union Minister of State PMO. Dr Jitendra Singh.
The construction of the District Collection Centre was started after the completion of tendering process.
For the construction of compound wall and crate wall at Thanthera, the main site for the development of the institute, tenders would be issued in the next two three days and the work is expected to start by the end of this month. The deadline for the completion of the project is 2 years.