Emergence of interest in herbal plants based health care taking drugs, have increase demands for medicinal plants on one hand and unsustainable collection of herbal plants from wild have resulted in some of the plants species posing serious threat of extinction. Conservation and Development of rare, endangered and highly utilized medicinal plants is very much needed due to the over exploitation of natural resources. For development of this sector, Govt. of India vide its D.O. No.2-18020/6/200/-M. P. Cell dated 04/06/2001 suggested to establish such a board at state level.
In compliance to this instructions received from Government of India, State Government created Gujarat Medicinal Plants Board having head quarter at Gandhinagar vide Gov