High Altitude Western Himalayan Regional Centre, Solan
The High-Altitude Regional Centre of the Botanical Survey of India has been established on 10th December, 2019, with Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh under its jurisdiction with an area of more than 200000 Sq. Kms. The remote regions of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh (Kinaour, Chamba, Lahul Spiti, Kullu, Shimla-Dodra Kawar, Mandi-hikari devi, Barot, Janjayali and Karsog valleys) fall under cold desert area of the Western Himalaya and are easily accessible from this center. This Centre was inaugurated by Shri C.K. Mishra, IAS, Hon,able Secretary, MOEF&CC, N. Delhi (Govt. of India) on 26th February, 2020 in a grand inaugural function at Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni campus, Solan in the presence of Director BSI, Dr. A.A. Mao and Dr. P. Kaushal, V.C., UHF, Nauni. Dr Kumar Ambrish, Scientist- E as the first Scientist In-charge and Dr. Kuldip S. Dogra, Scientist- D appointed to carry out the research activities in the area under its jurisdiction and development of this centre.