WELCOME TO CSIR-NBRI……..
CSIR- National Botanical Research Institute
(CSIR-NBRI) is a multi-disciplinary plant research centre of international
repute, undertaking basic and applied R&D programmes in several strategically
important areas of plant sciences, including plant systematics and biodiversity,
conservation biology, environmental biology, horticulture and floriculture,
plant-microbial interactions, plant biotechnology and genetic engineering,
bioinformatics, plant diversity databases, and bio-prospection of plant and
microbial resources for health, environment and industry-related products and
technologies. CSIR-NBRI has a wholesome expertise in plant biodiversity,
plant-microbe interactions, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. The institute is
known for its outstanding contributions to enriching the knowledge base on
India’s plant diversity, particularly in developing globally competent biotech
and microbial technologies, herbal products and plant databases.
CSIR- NBRI is recognized as a leading institute
and referral center by different Ministries/Departments of Government of India
and the United Nations in the matters related to CBD, Traditional Knowledge and
Intellectual Property Rights. NBRI is currently coordinating several prestigious
national and international plant resource databases and network programmes, such
as, CSIR-TKDL and ILDIS. The Institute has been recognized by Government of
India as one of the National Repositories for Indian flora under the National
Biodiversity Authority and as per the provisions of the Biological Diversity
CSIR-NBRI is equipped with state-of-art laboratories to support R&D in emerging
and innovative areas of plant diversity documentation, microbiology, genomics,
transgenic technologies, plant physiology, cell and tissue culture, virology,
phytochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and environmental biology.
CSIR- NBRI has a well-designed Botanic Garden spreads over 25 hectares with
documented collections of about 5,000 indigenous and exotic plant species and
varieties; a Herbarium with 2,53,103 reference collection of flowering and
non-flowering plants of India; and two field research stations at Banthra;
library and IT services with intra and internet facilities.
CSIR-NBRI also promotes plant-people centric out-reach and
extension activities aimed at rural development and empowerment of rural women
and farmers through training and capacity building in floriculture,
agro-techniques and cultivation of locally adapted plant
resources for herbal gardens and kitchen gardens,
sodic land management, bioremediation of wastelands, organic farming and
utilization of bio-inoculants for increased crop growth and yield.