Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat programme today praised Patayat Sahu of Nandol in Odisha’s Kalahandi district for creating a garden of medicinal plants.
Sahu, a 65-year-old man, has planted over 3,000 medicinal plants over 1.5 acre of land behind his house. He has developed the garden without using chemicals and fertilizers.
“My dear countrymen, the condition of our lives today is such that the word ‘Corona’ resonates in our ears many times a day. The biggest global pandemic in a hundred years, COVID-19 has taught every countryman a lot. Today, there has been an increase in curiosity and awareness about Healthcare and Wellness. Traditionally natural products which are beneficial for wellness and health are available in abundance in our country. Patayat Sahu ji, who lives in Nandol, Kalahandi, Odisha, has been doing unique work in this area for years. He has planted medicinal plants on one and a half acres of land. Not only this, Sahu ji has also carried out documentation of these medicinal plants,” said Modi.
The way he has linked agriculture with the field of health is an example in itself, the PM added.