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MoU Signed between National Medicinal Plants Board and ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources

MoU Signed between National Medicinal Plants Board and ICAROn 6th July 2020, A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Medicinal plants Board (NMPB) under the Ministry of AYUSH and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) – National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) under Department of Agricultural Research and Education to conserve Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Genetic Resources (MAPGRs).

To conserve the MAPGRs 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.

NMPB and ICAR-NBPGR:

i.They are committed to serve the National interest through conservation of germplasm on a long term basis, safely and cost-effectively to ensure social and economic security for present and future generations.

ii.On the behalf of ICAR both NMPB and ICAR-NBPGR would develop detailed modalities for seed storage of MAPGRs and submit periodic progress reports to their respective organisations.

About Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR):
Headquarters: New Delhi
President: Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

About Ministry of AYUSH:
Headquarters: New Delhi
Minister of State (Independent Charge): Shri Shripad Yesso Naik