The Trans-himalayan region has about 350 species of highly traded medicinal plants.
Local people who have rights to collect these plants, end up getting a raw deal.
Farmers need to be provided incentive for cultivation of medicinal plants.
The roots of Fritillaria roylei (Jungli Lasun) can fetch upto Rs. 18,000 per kilo.
Locals have taken to cultivating high value Kadva Patish and Karu.
Local people have collection rights – a great motivator for sustainable management.