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Sikkim Himalaya Regional Centre, Gangtok

<p>Established in December, 1979 with the jurisdiction of Sikkim Himalaya and the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Autonomous Council (West Bengal). The essentially Himalayan and sub Himalayan areas within the jurisdiction of this Circle exhibits a very varied assortment of species of plants distributed under tropical forests, subtropical forests, temperate forests and alpine vegetation ranging an altitude from 250 – 5898 m. At present, the Centre is functioning in its own office building cum residential complex along with attached experimental garden in an area of about 03 acre of land situated below the Rajbhawan Complex, near Zero Point, at Baluakhani, Gangtok on the 31 A National Highway. The office has the following major functional units for various research activities such as Herbarium, Museum, Laboratory, Library, Computer Unit and Experimental Botanic garden.</p>
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Museum

About 120 exhibits and 112 specimens are displayed and preserved under different heads like ethno-medicines, lichens, cereals & beverages, traditional sacred uses of plants, plant genetic resources, timber value woods, germplasm etc.

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Museum

Library

  • Books: 2210
  • Journals: 2790
  • Journals currently subscribed: 5
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Library

Gallery