Kevadia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated 'Arogya Van', a garden housing medicinal plants and herbs, near the Statue of Unity in Kevadiya village of Gujarat's Narmada district.
'Arogya Van' (health forest) is spread over an area of about 17 acres, displaying a wide range of medicinal plants which play an important role in the well-being of human beings, said a release by the authorities.
The health forest also emphasises on the importance of yoga, ayurveda and meditation in people's lives.
Five lakh plants of 380 selected species have been grown in the sprawling garden, the release said.
The 'Arogya Van' comprises a lotus pond, alba garden, aroma garden, yoga and meditation garden, indoor plant section, digital information centre, souvenir shop and a cafeteria serving ayurveda foods, among other things, it said.