CSIR-CIMAP Research Centre,Bangalore

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Brief Profile
The CIMAP Research Center at Bangalore (then CIMPO, South Zonal Centre) was established in the year 1959. Since its inception, the center has been working as a CIMAP Field Station on diverse aspects of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs), from agronomy to breeding to phytochemistry, with the sole focus on farmers and the MAPs user industries in the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. The CIMAP Research Center, Bangalore (CRCB) has been working with the same vision and mission as that of its Headquarters at Lucknow. The center has been instrumental in carrying out several field trials for the research that is being carried out at CIMAP Headquarters and its other centers, due to its favourable location in an important agro-climatic zone. Of late, CRCB has added a newer dimension and is working as a full-fledged research center of CIMAP with strong R&D programs on biotechnology, biochemistry, lipid sciences, microbiology, plant breeding and agronomy in addition to the extension related work.               
 
Objectives

arrowDevelopment and multiplication of propagules of high yielding cultivars of CSIR-CIMAP.

arrowDevelopment of farmer - friendly, eco-friendly, sustainable agrotechnologies for economically important MAPs.

arrowPhytochemical exploration of MAPs of the Deccan region.

arrowSemisynthesis of natural bioactive molecules for value addition.

arrowProcessing, value addition, qualitative and quantitative analysis of  MAPs.

arrowPromotion of large scale cluster cultivation of MAP for livelihood improvement and employment generation in rural areas.

arrowDissemination and popularization of CIMAP   technologies through training programmes, awareness camps, demonstration nodes,          transfer of technology etc.

arrowDigitalization, inventorisation and documentation of status of cultivation of MAP.

arrowEstablishment of linkages with industry, financial institutions, government departments/institutes, universities etc.

arrowRevenue generation through sponsored projects, technology transfer, farm production etc.