Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on February 24, 2003

In the present veDik time era called kli-yug, the knowledge of veD in the this 4-yug mahaa-yug time cylce of 4.32 million years is a the lowest....the creation is the in the 5014th year of the last yug in this 4-yug cylce called per veD, in kli-yug knowledge is replaced by avidyaa (lack of knowledge) about creation.... individual physicality immersed in material wealth and selfishness predominates in kli-yug as kli-yug progresses....greed for selfish possessiveness and hoarding of material wealth results in daily conflicts in kli-yug's  predominant non-veDik lifestyle.....and we can already see that for the last 5000 years of known history...mankind is always fighting each other, individually and collectively,  for possession of personal and collective wealth.....veDik lifestyle stipulates taking of wealth provided by mother earth and creator bRHmH only for one's needs and sharing any excess in form of Daan (charity) with rest of the creations who need it for sustenance and do not have it ......the present Iraq situation is a classic of kli-yug non-veDik behaviour of mankind..

..veD completely disappears towards the end of this 432,000 year span of kli-yug...and disappearance of veD results in destruction of mankind who forgets veD and veDik lifestyle.....but as  creator bRHmH always protects creations who depend not on the self but on  creator bRHmH....This philosophy and mechanism of this mode of dependency is known through the daily study of veD from one's birth till death...this knowledge is the basis of creation and existence of Prajaapati Vishva Aashram Foundation (PVAF)....

Here is an article from THE HINDU....India's On-line National News Paper....about creating harmony between preservation of natural resources of medicinal plants given to mankind by creator bRHmH  against destruction by man-made urban growth of concrete and can read this article by clicking on the preceding newspaper web site red highlite or by clicking on the next line......    

Andhra Pradesh  Study on
 medicinal plants suggested

By Our Staff Reporter

TIRUPATI FEB. 17. The Forest Department officials have been asked to take up a comprehensive study on conservation of medicinal plants in South India and document the endangered plants before initiating steps to conserve them.

At the inaugural session on "Policy consultation on threatened medicinal plants of Eastern and Western ghats, trading and promoting their cultivation", organised here by FRLHT, a Bangalore-based foundation, and the Ministry of Environment and Forests on Monday, it was felt that a balance had to be struck between conservation and commercial use of the medicinal plants with a rise in awareness on and preference for naturo-therapy.

Senior officials, including G.V. Sarat Babu, Additional Director (CS), and M.A. Haque, Director, Union Ministry of Forests, and their colleagues in the southern States and Maharashtra, shared the view that they have to study more on the plants grown in their forests, their medicinal value and market potential and initiate steps for their "controlled commercialisation.''

K.S. Rao, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Andhra Pradesh, stressed the need to train his men on the rare medicinal plants and document them, before creating an awareness among the public. The list of 600 to 800 valuable plants found in the State included high value plants grown in the Khammam and Rayalaseema belts.

A.B. Bhangre, Chief Conservator of Forests, Maharashtra, said that foresters, who were just out of the timber-oriented forestry mode, should first know what they were conserving. J.C. Kala, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Tamil Nadu, spoke on the poor financial position of the State and sought help from the Centre.

S. Rajendran of the Karnataka Medicinal Plants Authority said that of the 300 types of plants, farmers cultivated only 10 per cent leaving the rest to be extracted from the wild. He said that the `tribal growers-middlemen-pharma companies' link, being a buyer's market, gave less to the growers and a lion's share of the profit to the intermediaries. Steps were taken to make it a seller's market to leave 30 per cent margin to the growers.

N. Gopinathan, Managing Director, Aushadhi, Kerala State-owned pharmaceutical company, said that collection and processing were not being done in a systematic manner. He wanted the Government to liberalise the stringent laws to promote the industry.For example, prohibition on sale of ivory and opium, being used in manufacture of drugs, could be relaxed.

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