Centre at a Glance
The Botanical Gallery with ca 20,000 exhibits, is a repository of diverse collection of economical and useful plant materials, obtained from various phytogeographical regions of India. The Botanical Gallery (ca 10,000 sq.ft. area in 2nd floor of the Museum) is approached from West and has a permanent exhibit display in 8 Bays and various sections such as Indian timbers, Food products, Medicinal produces, Vegetable fibers, Oil and oilseeds, Dyes and Tans and finally Gum and Resins at East end.
Collection, Maintenance & Enrichment of Botanical Gallery, having ca 20,000 exhibits with collections of economical & useful plant materials, obtained from various phytogeographical regions of India.
Maintenance of Economic Botany Herbarium (BSIS).
Preservation & Maintenance of Sir George Watt’s ‘Agricultural Ledgers’.
Preservation & Maintenance of ‘Textile Fabrics of India’ (18 Vols., 1866); ‘Textile manufacturers & Embroideries’ (2 vols.); Thomas Wardles’ ‘Fabrics dyed with Indian dyes’.
Participation in the Exhibition for the public awareness on the Economic Plant products of India.
Technical guidance to the visiting scientists, scholars & students, visiting Botanical Gallery
Identification of Economical Plants under NDPS Act, 1985.
Funded projects of MoEF Completed, i) Photographic Digitization of Textile Designs, Natural Dyes & Botanical Illustrations, ii) Scanning Digitization Old Archival Documents, Correspondences & Manuscripts etc. iii) Digitisation of Economic Herbarium specimens