HARAOROU (MANIPUR), March 14 - Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), a Central institute in Manipur, has begun to develop a bio-resource hub, first of its kind in NE at its Bio-resources park at the picturesque Haraorou foothill village, in the outskirts of Imphal.
The IBSD team has initiated conversion of the park into a sustainable development facility hub. On Wednesday, IBSD Director Prof Dinabandhu Sahoo, accompanied by scientists of the Institute laid the foundation stone for a high-tech Tissue culture and hardening facilities besides opening a Fish hatchery complex with capacity to produce five million fish sponges annually.
�This will be the first commercial tissue culture and hardening facility in Northeastern region and it is planned to supply a minimum of eight lakh saplings of horticulture plants per year at subsidised rate to the farmers,� said Prof Sahoo. �A total of 250 farmers were trained under bio-resources enterprise development only on one orchid (Dendrobium) species�, he added.