National Laboratories of CSIR (CIMAP, IIIM, IHBT, NEIST & NBRI), located in different agro-climatic zones of the country, have demonstrated their ability and expertise in promoting cultivation, processing and value addition of several aromatic plants. These institutes have generated a wealth of useful data and experimental leads on high-yielding, early maturing varieties having low-input costs, developed agro-technologies and conducted various outreach/awareness and skill development programmes. These institutes focus on creation of opportunities of income generation and employment for rural masses through cultivation, processing and marketing of industrially important aromatic crops. CSIRs proficiency in amalgamating entrepreneurs with novel technologies and scientific know-how provides a common platform for Farmer-Scientist-Industry interaction as a powerful engine to drive economic growth.
CSIR Aroma Mission aims to: