National Medicinal Plants Board, NMPB and ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, NBPGR have agreed to conserve the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Genetic Resources, MAPGRs. An MoU has been signed by the two organisations.
The conservation will be done at designated space of ICAR-NBPGR in long-term storage module in the National Gene bank and or at Regional Station for medium term storage module and acquire hands-on training on plant germplasm conservation techniques to the working group of NMPB.
The authorized institute NMPB and the ICAR-NBPGR on behalf of the ICAR would develop detailed modalities for seed storage of MAPGRs. Medicinal Plants are regarded as rich resources of traditional medicines and are being used for thousands of years in the health care system. India has rich diversity of medicinal Plants.