Salient Contributions of CSIR-CIMAP:

Catalyzing transformation of India from a menthol importing country to the largest producer and exporter of menthol mint oil globally by developing short-duration and high-yielding varieties, and superior agro- and processing- technologies of menthol leading to the spread of Mentha cultivation in more than 300,000 hectares and enhancing the income of nearly 600,000 farming families. 

Ensured "Making in India" of the anti-malarial drug artemisinin by developing high-yielding varieties of Artemisia annua, chemical process for extraction and derivatization of artemisinin, and promoting cultivation of improved varieties in farmers' field.

Profitable utilization of salt-affected and flood-prone coastal and river bank areas by developing and deploying short-duration and high-yielding varieties of Vetiver (Khus). 

Promotion of lemongrass and palmarosa cultivation in under-utilized rain-deficit areas like Bundelkhand, Vidharbha, Kutch and Marathwada.

Developed one of the most successful herbal formulation for the management of diabetes type II (with NBRI) using medicinal plants used in Ayruveda ensuring clinical efficacy and safety. 

Leading CSIR Aroma Mission to empower Indian farmer and aroma industry by cultivation, processing, value addition and marketing of aromatic crops.

Coordinating promotion of exchange of knowledge and commerce of medicinal plants in IORA member states of Indian Ocean rim countries.