MoU between Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka and CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, India
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval for the Tea Research institute of Sri Lanka and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research–Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR–IHBT) in India to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The resolution was tabled by the Minister of Plantation Industries.
The Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka has been awarded a two year research project under the Indo - Sri Lanka integrated research programme to accelerate the identification of genetic characteristics in tea plant using high tech genetics and to identify important
The key objective of this research is to develop the biological tools needed to accelerate breeding programmes by reducing the time required for the production of tea varieties.