Bhawanipatna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday praised Patayat Sahu from Kalahandi district for creating a garden of medicinal plants in his farmland.
Speaking about Sahu’s story on his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Modi said, “Patayat Sahu ji, who lives in Nandol, Kalahandi, Odisha, has been doing unique work in this area for years. He has planted medicinal plants in one and a half acres of land.”
“Sahu has also carried out documentation of the medicinal plants which he has grown in his farmland,” the Prime Minister added.
“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,” he said.
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, Modi further added.
It may be mentioned here that Sahu, a 65-year-old man, has planted more than 3,000 medicinal plants in1.5 acre of land behind his house. He has developed the garden without using any chemical and fertiliser.