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India is considered as a rich orchid heritage and recognized as a significant producer of wild orchids in the world. It is estimated that near about 1300 species of orchids are found in India which constitutes almost 10% of the workd orchid flora with Himalayas as their main home. Read More

 

The ICAR-National Research Centre for Orchids, Sikkim was established by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi on 5th October 1996 based on the recommendations of the Planning Commission during VIIIth Five Year Plan. The basic objective for setting up this centre was to provide research support to upcoming orchid industry, conserve and use orchid genetic resources available in the country.

For this, Sikkim state authorities handed over 19.02 acres of land with all other assets belonging to Regional Agricultural Centre to ICAR at Pakyong on lease basis for 99 years for establishing centre. After a year during October 1997, the centre also took over the CPRS, Darjeeling from CPRI and established a regional campus for taking research activities on temperate orchids. Latestly, one sub centre established in Chettali, in the premises of IIHR, Regional station, Karnataka for research on tropical orchids.

In initial years of establishment, the major focus of research was on collection, characterisation, evaluation, conservation and utilization of genetic resources available in the country particularly in north-eastern region.

With the changing scenario of floriculture in the country, the centre has modified its approach and thrust areas of research to meet the challenges.

Today, the focus is on development of marketable varieties/hybrids, molecular characterisation, standardisation of agro-techniques, post-harvest management, production of quality planting materials through tissue culture and creation of repository of information related to all aspects of orchids.

 MANDATE

Applied and strategic research on conservation, improvement and culture of orchids for enhancing productivity and utilisation.

Transfer of technology and capacity building of stakeholders for enhancing and sustaining productivity of orchids.

 VISION

To act as premier centre for research and development activities related to orchid commercialization and sustainable utilization.

MISSION

Science and Technology driven development of orchid industry in the country.

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The Director,

ICAR-NRC for Orchids,
Dikling Road, P.O. Pakyong, 
Sikkim - 737106, 
Tele: 03592-267031(O), 
Fax No 03592-267032 
Email :director.nrco@icar.gov.in

 

 

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