The Department of Plant Resources under the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (formerly known as Department of Medicinal Plants) was established in 1960. This organization is conducting and providing services in the field of research and development of plant resources in Nepal. It is a multidisciplinary organization comprising mainly of botanists, chemists and pharmacists. Ever since its establishment, many of its activities have concentrated on :

  • Resource survey and collection of plant materials and preservation of the specimens in the National Herbarium and Plant Laboratories (KATH).
  • Maintenance of Botanical Gardens in various parts of the country.
  • Chemical and biological researches for the utilization of medicinal, aromatic and other valuable plants.
  • Biotechnology research, improvement and propagation of plants of economic value. ….read more..