NMPB And CSIR-NBRI Signs MoU To Boost Production Of Medicinal Plants, Herbs

The National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB) and the National Botanical Research Institute (CSIR-NBRI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) for the promotion of cultivation and production of medicinal plants and herbs in India.

Objective:

i.To facilitate the development of Quality Planting Material (QPM) of medicinal plants and herbs identified by the NMPB

ii.To establish medicinal plants and herbs nurseries for QPM.

iii.To help in development, promotion, conservation and cultivation of the appropriate medicinal plants in different agro-climatic zones including,

 

The threatened medicinal plant species and

Plants for the high-altitude regions.

About National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI):
The CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) is a constituent research institute of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).Originally set up as the National Botanic Gardens (NBG) by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh, it was taken over by the CSIR in 1953.It was renamed as NBRI in 1978.
Director:S.K.Barik
Headquarters:Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh
About National Medicinal Plants Board(NMPB):

Established in – 2000
Chief Executive Officer(CEO): Dr JLN Sastry
Headquarters:New Delhi

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