To identify plants which need attention of agricultural scientists and to collect, maintain and evaluate the identified plants and develop improved varieties.
To carry out those basic researches on the chosen crops, which are useful to develop their Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
To develop various quality testing parameters (Physical, chemical and molecular) of raw drugs.
To develop various certification parameters for issuing certificates such as Non GMO, GACP,
quality planting material, quality parameters, microbial load, pesticide residue and phytotoxin
as well as heavy metal free produce.
Conservation of MAP in field gene bank and their utilization.
To coordinate the research activities of the AICRP centres on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants and Betelvine located in various agro-climatic zones of India.
To provide quality planting material and technical know-how generated for further testing and refinement by the centres of the AICRP-MAPB and DMAPR.
To develop partnership between this Directorate, with NGOs and farmers’ associations/progressive farmers interested in promoting the use of herbal medicines.