06 December 2021 | News
The MoU will facilitate the development of quality planting material of medicinal plants and herbs
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The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow have signed an MoU for extending joint collaborative efforts to promote the production of quality planting material (QPM) of medicinal plants.
The MoU will facilitate the development of QPM of medicinal plants and herbs identified by NMPB and help in the establishment of the nurseries for QPM development, promotion, conservation and cultivation of the appropriate medicinal plants in different agro-climatic zones. CSIR-CIMAP Lucknow can also research mass multiplication, agro-technology development, quality planting material generation of selected medicinal plants and herbs.
Working under the Ministry of Ayush, NMPB is mandated to coordinate all matters relating to medicinal plants and support policies and programmes for the growth of trade, export, conservation and cultivation of medicinal plants.