Medicinal plants for rural livelihoods in NE 20220525

Medicinal plants for rural livelihoods and drug development in the northeast
Date: May 24, 2022 :: IBSD Imphal




IBSD organized a brainstorming session on medicinal plants for rural livelihoods and drug development in the North East region

IBSD organized a brainstorming session on medicinal plants for rural livelihoods and drug development in the North Eastern region of India.

The Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal organized a brainstorming session on medicinal plants for rural livelihoods and drug development in the North Eastern region of India under the program on bioeconomy from bioresources within the framework of the celebration of the International Day of Biodiversity under the leadership of Professor Pulok K. Mukherjee, Director, IBSD jointly with CSIR-North East Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat and Society for Ethnopharmacology, Kolkata.

During the program, Guest of Honour, Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Honorable Minister of State for External Affairs and Education, Government. of India virtually joined and addressed the gathering on various research initiatives and outreach activities of IBSD for upliftment of society and generation of livelihoods in NER under the leadership of the Professor Pulok K. Mukherjee, Director, IBSD, Imphal.

He appreciated the efforts of IBSD to establish the “Science Museum” in the Chandel Aspirational district of Manipur to inculcate scientific temperament in students. Dr. Sanjay Kumar Mishra, Scientist, DBT, New Delhi, highlighted the unique biodiversity available in the NER which can be harnessed scientifically to boost the bioeconomy of this region.

He mentioned various initiatives of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India under DBT, CSIR, DST, ICMR for documentation of traditional knowledge and medicinal plants of the region. He stressed the need to focus on translating knowledge into practice in the form of tangible products/processes/technologies from a bioeconomy perspective.


IBSD Organized Brainstorming on Medicinal Plants for Rural Livelihoods and Drug Development in North Eastern Region of India

IBSD organized a brainstorming session on medicinal plants for rural livelihoods and drug development in the North East region

During the program,
Dr. G. Narahari Sastry, Director, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat,
Dr. Mohd Aslam, Consultant, NERPBMC-DBT, New Delhi,
Professor Ashis K. Mukherjee, Director, Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, Guwahati,
Dr. Vaishali Panjabi, Scientist E, DBT, Govt. from India,
Shri Indraneel Das, Vice President, Society of Ethnopharmacology, Kolkata,
Dr Subhash C. Mondal, Secretary, Society for Ethnopharmacology, India,
Dr Pallab Kanti Halder, Director, School of Natural Products, Jadavpur University, Kolkata,
Dr. HB Singh, Dr. Jatin Kalita, Scientist, CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat,
Dr. Junie P. Lyngdoh, Scientist, BRDC, Shillong, Govt. from Meghalaya
shared their ideas on the use of medicinal plants for income generation and drug development.

Many industry experts, Dr. CK Katiyar, CEO (Technical), Emami Limited, Kolkata, Dr. Arun Gupta, Director, Ayu Swasth Pvt Ltd, Sh. Inderneel Das, Declibac Technologies Pvt Ltd highlighted the need for establish a value chain for product development.

During the program, more than 30 traditional healers from Manipur interacted with experts about their traditional medicines/formulations. The program brought together scientists, academics, staff from IBSD, CSIR-NEIST and other institutions.

This brainstorming meeting was very effective for all stakeholders and successful with the involvement of industrialists, scientists, students, traditional healers to promote Himalayan resources for the development of bioeconomy from bioresources through Himalayan Bioresources Mission.


IBSD Organized Brainstorming on Medicinal Plants for Rural Livelihoods and Drug Development in North Eastern Region of India

IBSD organized a brainstorming session on medicinal plants for rural livelihoods and drug development in the North East region

Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal
(Department of Biotechnology,
Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. from India)
Takyelpat, Imphal 795001, India


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Alvin J. Chase