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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

Institutional Projects

  • Conservation, characterization and sustainable use of diversity in orchids
  • Genetic improvement of orchids for yield, quality and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses.
  • Development and refinement of production and protection technologies for improved of productivity, marketing and utilization of orchids.
  • Improvement of knowledge and skill of stakeholders for improving production of orchids.


External funded Projects 

  • DUS Testing on Orchids (PPV&FRA).
  • Assessment of chemical and genetic divergence of some fragrant orchids of north-east India for sustainable improvement of community livelihood (DBT-TWIN Project-IIT, Kharagpur).
  • National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS, MoEF & CC, GOI) – Conservation, longterm ecological monitoring, GIS, DBMS, natural resources accounting methods and chemical profiling.
  • Inventorization of Gama irradiation technology for orchid varietal improvement (DAE, BARC, GOI).


Contact us

The Director,

ICAR-NRC for Orchids,
Dikling Road, P.O. Pakyong, 
Sikkim - 737106, 
Tele: 03592-267031(O), 
Fax No 03592-267032 



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