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Functions of the Board
   
         
   
Co-ordination with Ministries/Departments/Organizations/State/UT Governments for development of medicinal plants in general and specifically in the following fields:-
   
   
  1. Assessment of demand/supply position relating to medicinal plants both within the country and abroad.
  2. Advise concerned Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations/ State/ UT Governments on policy matters relating to schemes and programmes for development of medicinal plants.
  3. Provide guidance in the formulation of proposals, schemes and programmes etc. to be taken-up by agencies having access to land for cultivation and infrastructure for collection, storage and transportation of medicinal plants.
  4. Identification, inventorisation and quantification of medicinal plants.
  5. Promotion of ex-situ/in-situ cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants.
  6. Promotion of co-operative efforts among collectors and growers and assisting them to store, transport and market their produce effectively.
  7. Setting up of data-base system for inventorisation, dissemination of information and facilitating the prevention of Patents being obtained for medicinal use of plants which is in the public domain.
  8. Matters relating to import/export of raw material, as well as value added products either as medicine, food supplements or as herbal cosmetics including adoption of better techniques for marketing of product to increase their reputation for quality and reliability in the country and abroad.
  9. Undertaking and awarding Scientific, Technological research and cost-effectiveness studies.
  10. Development of protocols for cultivation and quality control.
  11. Encouraging the Protection of patent Rights and IPR.