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Maharashtra Gene Bank Project

Recently, Maharashtra Cabinet approved the ‘Maharashtra Gene Bank’, a first-of-its-kind project in India. What is the objective of the Maharashtra Gene Bank Project? To conserve genetic resources in Maharashtra including marine diversity, seeds of local crops, and animal diversity. What are the seven themes of the project? The ‘Maharashtra Gene Bank Project’ will work on ..

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National Medicinal Plants Board and ICAR sign MoU

On July 6, 2020, the National Medicinal Plants Board operating under Ministry of AYUSH and ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research)-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Highlights According to the agreement, the institutions will conserve medicinal and aromatic plants and their genetic resources at spaces designated by ICAR. All the ..

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