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Ongoing projects

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c. Ongoing projects

a) Plan projects


1.  “Station wise funding on ongoing research projects and minor infrastructure support during 2013-14

Collection, maintenance and evaluation of germplasm of medicinal and aromatic plants
AMP/0l-00-22-95/ODL (9) KAU)


Evaluation of vetiver (Vetiveria zizaniodes) accessions for superior genotypes       

     Approved in the 72nd FRC, item 10


Standardisation of sustainable harvesting techniques in asokam (Saraca asoca)

      Approved in the 72nd FRC, item 13


Studies on adaptability of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) to Kerala situations   

     Approved in the 72nd FRC, item 12


Toxic heavy metal load of crude drugs’ and herbal medicines in Kerala market

      Approved in the 72nd FRC, item 15


2. Extraction and purification of antioxidant principles from selected medicinal plants

Approved in the 72nd FRC, item 14.


3. Evaluation of antioxidant activity, cytotoxicity and phenol composition of selected anti-inflammatory plants. Approved in the 72nd FRC, item 16.




a) Plan projects


Minor Infrastructure support for Research, Extension and Management, AMPRS, Odakkali’
Network centre for planting material production


KAU –RF programme

Information cum sales centre – RF mode


b) Externally Aided Projects


.   Demonstration trial of vetiver cultivation in the coastal sandy tracts of Kerala  

    Financed by:  Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India through Directorate of Spices


b) Externally Aided Projects


Central Sector Scheme (NHM) Spices and Aromatic  Plants Component (2010 onwards)

           Financed by:  Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India


 b) Externally Aided Projects


Rehabilitation of two industrially important and endangered species -Saraca asoca and santalum album in homesteads in Idukki district

           Financed by:  State Medicinal Plants Board project




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Aromatic & Medicinal Plants Research Station
Kerala Agricultural University
Odakkali, Asamannoor P.O.
Ernakulam District Kerala 683549