The Himalayan region is a rich source of high value aromatic crops. Under Aroma Mission of CSIR, the Institute is working on development of improved varieties, agrotechnology, processing and value addition of Himalayan aromatic crops for improving rural economy of this region. The Institute is promoting extensive cultivation of aromatic crop for doubling the farmer’s income. Through technical advice, distribution of high quality planting materials and training in distillation technology, the Institute is striving to increase the production of high quality essential oils by the farmers to meet the industrial demand. This website will facilitate in cultivation and processing of aromatic crops for boosting the essential oil trade.
The Institute is generating quality planting materials in large scale so that quality of planting material could be supply to the farmers and growers.