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.

 

 

Welcome to NRC for Orchids Sikkim

 

The National Research Centre for Orchids was established on 5th October 1996 by the indian council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi to organize program on improvement in productivity, quality and commercialization of orchids. The Sikkim state authorities handed over 22.19 acres of land belonging to Regional Agricultural Centre along witha all other assets to ICAR for establishment of the centre. In October 1997, the centre also took over the CPRS, Darjeeling form CPRI and established a campus for research on temperate orchids.

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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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