CIMAP inks pact with US body
LUCKNOW: Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc (RIFM), USA, a leading organisation involved in investigating global standards of safety of fragrant materials signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CSIR - Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIRCIMAP) in Paris on Friday.
The MoU was signed by Jim Romine, president, RIFM and Prof Anil Kumar Tripathi, director, CSIR-CIMAP during the annual meeting of the International Fragrance Association being held during November 7-9 in Paris. Prof Anil K Tripathi said the MoU would not only help both the organizations to work together in chemical characterization of essential oils, but also in developing quality standards to ensure sustained availability of safe natural fragrant materials.
The MoU was a sequel to the visit of president, RIFM and president, IFRA to research facilities of CSIR-CIMAP in February 2017. Keeping in view the rapid expansion of cultivation of aromatic crops in India under CSIR Aroma Mission, it is expected that India is likely to emerge as global leader in the production of several essential oils.