an extension of Government of India - UNDP Umbrella Programme
on Herbal Drugs, which has helped in fostering and promoting
cooperation amongst the participating developing countries and
addressing to their training needs in this area, a Knowledge
Network on Medicinal Plants and National Centre for Training
& Technology Transfer has been established at Regional Research
Laboratory (CSIR), Jammu Tawi.
To accelerate the development of Herbal
Drugs industry through mediation of a comprehensive knowledge
base on herbal drugs.
Scope of Activity
This Centre will endeavor to serve
as a national clearing house of information on herbal drugs.
It will also hold National and International workshops for human
resource development in this area in the developing world.
The Knowledge Network Centre is located at Regional Research
Laboratory, Jammu Tawi (J & K), which is one of the forty
National Institutes of Council of Scientific & Industrial
Research (CSIR), New Delhi.
Jammu, the winter capital of J&K
State, is well connected with the rest of the country by rail,
road and air. Direct buses ply to and fro between Jammu and
most of the important cities of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and
Delhi. There are two flights daily from Delhi to Jammu.
Regional Research Laboratory is located in the north western
part of Jammu city on the bank of Ranbir canal. The laboratory
is 2 km from the city bus stand, 6 km from railway station and
8 km from the air port.
Staff / Infrastructure
RRL is nationally and internationally known for its expertise
in the area of medicinal & aromatic plants and herbal drugs.
This Institute has all the infrastructural facilities and S
& T manpower on all the aspects right from development of
agrotechnologies to the production of finished value-added products
from medicinal plants. This trained manpower of the Institute
provides full backup to this Knowledge Network Centre on Medicinal