22nd January, 2020, Anand, Gujarat
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture visited the ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research (DMAPR), Anand, Gujarat today.
The team was led by Shri Parvatagouda Chandanagouda Gaddigoudar, Member of Parliament along with 14 Members of Parliament.
Dr. Jagdish Prasad, Chief Executive Officer, Gujarat State Medicinal Plants Board, Gandhinagar and Dr. B.K. Pandey, Principal Scientist, Horticultural Science Division, ICAR were also present during the occasion.
The Chairman and Members of the Committee applauded the ICAR’s efforts in general and ICAR-DMAPR, Anand in enabling the progress of research on the medicinal and aromatic plants for the farmers’ benefits.
Dr. Satyajit Roy, Director, ICAR-DMAPR outlined the Directorate’s research achievements and success stories during the last 5 Years. He highlighted the pioneering and path breaking research, high yielding varieties of medicinal plants, organic cultivation, value-addition, waste management and various high value compounds of the Directorate.
The Committee Members provided the suggestions for the medicinal plants waste utilization, value-addition and market intelligence.
The Chairman and Members of the Standing Committee released 4 Technical Bulletins on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Hindi during the occasion.
The Committee Members also visited latest lab facilities and herbal garden at the Directorate.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research, Anand, Gujarat)