SAMBALPUR: Two centres of excellence - Natural Products and Therapeutics, and Regional Development and Tribal Studies - will be established in the Sambalpur University .
It will promote regional and tribal development by providing valuable inputs for policy intervention, he said.
This centre will receive a grant of Rs 4 crore over a period of five years.
This centre will receive a grant of Rs 1 crore over five years.
The centre will explore the indigenous medicinal plants based on the traditional knowledge from the Gandhamardan hills, the biodiversity hotspot of western Odisha, for development of potential natural products, said the release.