- The MoU will facilitate development of QPM of medicinal plants and herbs identified by NMPB and help in establishment of their nurseries for QPM development, promotion, conservation and cultivation of the appropriate medicinal plants in different agro-climatic zones.
In order to promote the production of quality planting material of medicinal plants, National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow have signed an MoU today.
Ministry of AYUSH said that the MoU will facilitate development of quality planting material of medicinal plants and herbs identified by NMPB. It will help in establishment of nurseries for quality planting material development, promotion, conservation and cultivation of the appropriate medicinal plants in different agro-climatic zones.
It added that CSIR-CIMAP Lucknow can also undertake research on mass multiplication, agro-technology development, Quality Planting Material generation of selected medicinal plants and herbs.
During the tenure of MoU, NMPB will work by its implementing companies like state medicinal plant boards, state horticulture departments, regional-cum-facilitation centres throughout India in conjunction and collaboration with CSIR-CIMAP Lucknow and help initiatives associated to QPM growth of medicinal crops species.
Working beneath the Ministry of Ayush, NMPB is remitted to coordinate all issues regarding medicinal crops and help insurance policies and programmes for development of commerce, export, conservation and cultivation of medicinal crops.