Technology & Business Development

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Technology and Business Development

Technology and Business Development (TBD) division at CSIR-CIMAP has the prime objective of linking the medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) science with society. The major activities of the department includes conducting awareness and dissemination campaigns on cultivation and processing of MAPs, consultancy , technical service and technology licensing for the development of MAPs based entrepreneurship, demonstration of MAPs cultivation, study of the economics of MAPs cultivation and impact study of adoption of improved varieties and agro-technologies of MAPs.

The department played significant role in the popularization of improved varieties of major medicinal and aromatic plants such as mints, lemongrass, citronella, palmarosa, vetiver, geranium, Artemisia annua, Withania somnifera etc. , herbal based formulations for mosquito repellence, skin care and disinfection, improved distillation units and process for isolation of artemsinin besides dissemination of cultivation technologies of economically viable medicinal and aromatic plants resulting into improvement of socio-economic status of thousands of farmers of the country.