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CSIR-CIMAP Research Centre, Purara


Introduction:

CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Research Centre, the youngest center of CIMAP, situated on the laps of Western Himalayas was established in 1995 in an area of 10 ha. It is located in Katyur valley of Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. The center aims to develop as a center of excellence of MAPs of Himalayan region. Centre Activities are collection, conservation, domestication and characterization of MAPs of Uttarakhand, R&D programme for agro-technology development for hill region, especially Uttarakhand, Integrated soil fertility management in MAPs, Training, awareness, skill up gradation and field demonstrations for the farmers, SHGs, NGOs, State govt. and entrepreneurs, rural development by promoting medicinal and aromatic crop cultivation and technology dissemination through training and capability building, quality analysis of essential oils, industrial scale distillation of aromatic crops, field survey for cultivation of MAPs and feasibility studies and multiplication of elite medicinal and aromatic plants. The topography of Research Centre, Purara is suitable for cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) of hills and sub-temperate regions for the purpose of research, trials and commerce and production of quality planting materials viz. geranium, rose, pyrethrum, rosemary, chamomile etc. The institute has outreached its research innovation from lab to land and benefited numerous farmers in adopting different agro technologies of MAPs (geranium, rosemary, rose, pyrethrum, lemongrass and Ocimum). The canter is promoting MAPs technologies to farmers, local villagers, researchers, NGOs, KVKs, SHGs, state govt. organizations and tourists. Crop improvement and agro technology development of MAPs; Quality Planting Materials (QPMs) production; development of harvest and post-harvest technologies of MAPs; Agro advisory and promotion of MAPs cultivation; training/awareness and field demonstrations for the farmers and entrepreneurs are major activities carried out through this center.


Achievements:

  • Improved varieties for higher productivity of Rosemary (CIM-Harayali) developed from CIMAP, Research Center, Purara for cultivation in hills of Uttarakhand.
  • Development of agro technology of Geranium, Damask-rose, Pyrethrum, Clary sage, Ocimum, Chamomile, rosemary etc.
  • Establishment of conservatory of wild germplasm of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants.
  • Providing training-cum-awareness programs for the farmers, school and college students, and entrepreneurs of Uttarakhand and adjoining areas of Uttarakhand.
  • Research Publication/Popular articles/Abstract from the center: >70 nos.

2020:

  • Prawal Pratap Singh Verma, Awadhesh Kumar, RC Padalia, VR Singh (2020). Influence of NPK levels on growth and yield of Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni under hills of Uttarakhand. Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources (Indian Journal of Natural Product Resources. 11(1):66-72.
  • Prawal Pratap Singh Verma, K Shanker, B Kumar (2020). Survival, performance and adaptation of Swertia chirayita genotypes at Western Himalayan zone of Uttarakhand. Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (JMAPS). 42(3-4): 2020-2028.

2019:

  • Prawal Pratap Singh Verma, R C Padalia, V R Singh, Awadhesh Kumar and B k Agri (2019). Effect of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium levels on growth and yield of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) Under the Katyur valley of western Himalayan region of Uttarakhand. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2 (7):117-122.

2018:

  • Prawal Pratap Singh Verma (2018). Performance of Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Cutting under Different Growing Media. Indian Journal of Hill Farming. 31(1): 18-22.

2017:

  • Prawal Pratap Singh Verma, R C Padalia, V R Singh (2017). Influence of vermicompost with FYM and soil on propagation of marjorum (Majorana hortensis L.) and oregano (Origanum vulgare) with green cuttings. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 5(3): 284-287.
  • Prawal Pratap Singh Verma, R C Padalia, V R Singh (2017). Effect of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium Levels on growth and flower yield of Pyrethrum (Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium) under western Himalayan region of Uttarakhand. International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research. 6(2):374-378.
  • Prawal Pratap Singh Verma, RC Padalia, VR Singh (2017). Effect of combined doses of nitrogen and phosphorus on plant growth and oil yield of menthol mint (Mentha arvensis L) in western Himalayan region of Uttrakhand. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 5(6): 18-21.
  • Prawal Pratap Singh Verma, RC Padalia, Amit K Tiwari, Awadhesh Kumar (2017). Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis L.) an Aromatic and Medicinal Plant with Broad uses and Cultivation Practices: A Review. Research Trends in Medicinal Plant Sciences: 1 Pp. 87-116.
  • Prawal Pratap Singh Verma, RC Padalia, VR Singh, Awadhesh Kumar, Amit Kumar Tiwari, Sonveer Singh (2017). Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens L. herit ex.) an Aromatic Plant with Broad Uses and Cultivation Practices: A Review. Research Trends in Medicinal Plant Sciences: 1 Pp. 117-142.

2015:

  • Prawal Pratap Singh Verma, Singh A (2015). Effect of different growing media on seed germination and seedling growth of pyrethrum (Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium). Journal of Hill Agriculture. 6(1): 62-65. DOI 10.5958/2230-7338.2015.00010.5.
  • Prawal Pratap Singh Verma, Singh A, Laiq-ur-Rahaman and J R Bahl (2015). Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis L.) an herbal medicinal plant with broad therapeutic uses and cultivation practices: A review. International Journal of Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Research. 2(11): 0928-0933.
  • Singh Anand, Prawal Pratap Singh Verma (2015). Survival and growth performance of stevia cutting under different growing media. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 3(2): 111-113.
  • Prawal Pratap Singh Verma, Anand Singh (2015). Effect of different growing media on seed germination and seedling growth of pyrethrum. Journal of Hill Agriculture. 6(1): 62-65.
  • The Collection, conservation, domestication and characterization of MAPs of Uttarakhand.
  • Crop improvement and agrotechnolgy development of MAPs.
  • R&D programme for agro technology development for hill regions especially Uttarakhand.
  • Training, awareness, skill up gradation and filed demonstrations for the farmers, SHGs, NGOs and entrepreneurs.
  • Rural development by promoting Medicinal and Aromatic crop cultivation and technology dissemination through training and capability building.
  • Bench scale distillation of aromatic crops and rose water preparation.
  • Field survey for cultivation of MAPs and feasibility studies.
  • Multiplication of elite plant propagules of high altitude MAPs.
  • Training, skill and entrepreneurship development programs for students, farmers and entrepreneurs of Uttarakhand.
Dr. R C Padalia
Scientist In-charge
Phone: +91-5963-250129
Email: crcpurara[at]cimap[dot]res[dot]in
Address : CSIR-CIMAP Research Centre,Purara,
PO Gagarigole Bageshwar-263642,
Uttarakhand, India