Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, popularly known as CIMAP, is a frontier plant research laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Established originally as Central Indian Medicinal Plants Organisation (CIMPO) in 1959.
Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants is steering multidisciplinary high-quality research in biological and chemical sciences and extending technologies and services to the farmers and entrepreneurs of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). CSIR Aroma Mission to empower Indian farmer and aroma industry by cultivation, processing, value addition, and marketing of aromatic crops. And also provide training, conduct internship programmes. Scope and Functions : To pursue developmental, promotional and related work on cultivation, production, processing, utilisation and marketing of medicinal and aromatic plants with specific reference to their practical application and utility; To cultivate medicinal and aromatic plants, either in its own farms or through other agencies, and to process wherever necessary, the plant materials for obtaining their end products; To carry out surveys of resources of medicinal and aromatic plants and to maintain economic statistics of the raw materials as well as finished products.