"Medicinal and Aromatic Plants for Health and Well-being of All"
Introduction of superior germplasm.
Germplasm enhancement for quality and high yield.
Identification of high quality and high yielding genotypes.
Studies of floral biology and breeding behaviour.
Search for source of resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses.
G x E interaction to identify best location for best performance.
Ex-situ conservation of medicinal plants in field gene bank.
Basic research for developing good agricultural practices (GAP) in medicinal and Aromatic plants taking into account individual location and species.
Developing integrated crop management module including integrated nutrient, water and pest management protocols.
Biosynthetic pathway of secondary metabolites production.
Developing organic farming system.
Monitoring of pesticide residue and heavy metal contamination in the market produce/sources.
Monitoring of quality of raw drug material available in the market.
Fixing of quality standard of raw drug material.
Developing chemical finger printing for individual species to avoid adulteration.
Developing a referral laboratory.
Standardisation and development of integrated pest management (for both disease and insect pest).
Developing forecasting models.
Micropropagation of species which have multiplication problem.
Use of marker assisted breeding for varietal development.
Use of molecular markers for detection of adulterations in raw drug trading.
Developing different molecular techniques for genetic finger printing to protect IPR.
Studies on biosynthetic pathways of biomolecules and their genetic regulation systems.
Post Harvest Management
Development of post harvest management system.
Development of storage technology for reducing post harvest loses.
Limited product development for food supplement and nutraceutical.