Archive for the ‘IHBT’ Category
01 November 2015
PALAMPUR: Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur Tea cultivation is an important economic activity in Himachal Pradesh, especially in the region around Palampur, where CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology is located. The Kangra tea of Himachal Pradesh, like the Darjeeling tea, is a famous whole-leaf orthodox tea, Improving tea production and quality in the region is one of the focus areas of our research. During the last three decades, our laboratory has carried out several research and development projects to support and improve the status of Kangra tea.
25 September 2011
DEHRADUN: The country’s first ‘bamboo museum’ is all set to be ‘formally’ inaugurated at the Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT) in Palampur (Himachal Pradesh). The museum will house a workshop and a laboratory. It will also display bamboo products.
The cantilever-based structure has a floor area of 3,600 feet and happens to be the largest bamboo structure in the country. Built at a cost of Rs 65 lakh by the Uttarakhand Bamboo Board in 11 months, a total of 50,000 bamboo poles were used to complete the structure. For the first time, bamboo was used for reinforcing the walls. Boards, woven mats and even blinds made of bamboo were used in the construction….
26 December 2010
Having withstood extreme weather conditions in the lap of the Himalayas, the wild rose is set to test its mettle yet again. Root stocks of four of the 26 varieties, identified by Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, are being planted in the plains as part of a pilot project.
Horticulturists are using T-budding (grafting) of local hybrid roses on the root stock (plant) of the wild varieties to come up with a unique type that lives longer and blooms better and more.
27 September 2010
SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government is gearing up to commission a detailed study by scientific experts on the impact of plantation in the state’s cold desert — the Lahaul-Spiti district. The decision comes in wake of the natural calamity that struck at Leh and the unnatural phenomenon of heavy rainfall in Spiti.
Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said: “We fear nationwide implications of changes in climatic condition in eco-sensitive areas. We will requisition services of scientists to advise the state government whether carrying out plantation in Spiti valley was ecologically safe and in the interest of the nation.”
He was speaking at the foundation day function of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at Palampur on Sunday. Treading cautiously on the agriculture advancement front, the government has also decided to proceed with scientific advice to try out new varieties in the high altitudes. “For this, a high-altitude biology centre will be set up in the Lahaul valley in collaboration with the CSIR,” the CM said.
“The centre will help farmers test new cash crops like lilium, apart from peas and potatoes that are being grown in Lahual-Spiti at present,” said Dhumal.
Dr P S Ahuja, Director, Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology , Palampur, said cultivation of lilium was gaining popularity and could be conveniently cultivated in the Lahaul valley.
23 August 2010
Faced with pressure from the court and Pollution Control Board (PCB), which has been consistently monitoring the muck dumping from hydel power projects, the Parbati Hydro Power Project (stage-II) coming up in Kullu district has paced up slope protection and plantation measures.
The power project is being executed by National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC). It has signed a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) with Institute of Himalayan Bio-resource Technology (IHBT) Palampur (Kangra district) for raising scientific plantation of the dumping sites that have been filled to their capacity…………
Read complete news item: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Hydel-power-plant-adopts-plantation-measures/663601
30 November 2009
By Hem Lata Verma
After a spate of deliberations with experts on climate change, Himachal Pradesh has finally outlined a first-of-the-kind research project in the country to study the impact of climate change on the state’s ‘transition zone’ of flora — where tree line ends and alpine pastures spread out.
High-altitude research stations will be set up in seven districts of the state where separate teams will study the “vertical or horizontal shift” in the growing patterns of plants and trees for next five years. Impact of the shift of flora on the directly-related fauna — insects, butterflies and birds — will also be tracked.
The project is all set to take off from January 2010 as a joint venture of the Himachal Pradesh forest department, the Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, and the Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla……Read complete news item……….
27 November 2009
DHARAMSALA: His Holiness the Dalai Lama attended the 18th annual National Conference of the Vitreo-Retinal Society Thursday in Palampur, some 40 Kms from here, after concluding a 3 day teaching and initiation for Russian Buddhists yesterday.
Speaking at the conference, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said the world should learn religious harmony from India.
“Religious harmony is still very much alive in India. So rest of the world must learn that.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke highly of India saying that the concept of Non Violence or “Ahimsa” was an ancient Indian philosophy and that he was only a messenger conveying the principles of Non-Violence everywhere he travels.
His Holiness said that eye was a vital organ and that he was pleased to be amidst eye surgeons. “Eye is, I think, one of the most important organs. I can imagine, without hearing, ok. Complete blind, very difficult,” His Holiness said in his self taught English.
The Tibetan leader also released a book at the conference that is participated by more than a hundred eye surgeons from various parts of India and abroad. The Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology in Palampur has organized the conference. His Holiness also released a book on the occasion……Read complete news item…..