CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology(CSIR-IHBT), Palampur
Combating Coronovirus Outbreak - CSIR Steps up to its Scientific Social Responsibility

With Covid-19, the new deadly strain of Coronavirus, affecting almost 4 lakh and causing the death of more than 17,000 people in 193 countries, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has stepped in with its expertise in various areas.

CSIR Intensifies Fight Against COVID-19, Rolls Out Key Initiatives to Combat Coronavirus Spread

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its deadly run by infecting more than a million people and causing the death of more than 82,000 people across the world, the laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) intensified their efforts at combating the pandemic.

#CSIRFightsCovid19 – A Snapshot

Surveillance at the level of the virus, humans, and geographical origins and distributions is a critical step in combating Covid-19.


Ever since the Coronavirus pandemic broke out, CSIR has mounted a strategic, well-coordinated and integrated approach towards mitigating the Coronavirus outbreak.

CSIR-IHBT introduces Asafoetida (Heeng) for Cultivation for the First Time in India

CSIR-IHBT, Palampur, introduced asafoetida (Ferula assa-foetida) for cultivation in India which is the first effort in the country in the last 29 years.

“Need For Transfer of Technologies from Lab to Field” — Shri Anurag Thakur

He said that region-wise clusters targeting a specific crop should be developed for the benefit of farmers and the industry and assured full support from the government for such initiatives.

International Women's Day Celebration at CSIR-IHBT

On this occasion, Dr D.K. Aswal, Director, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, delivered a lecture on the topic "Leadership for Institution Building: Story of National Physical Laboratory".

National Technology Day Celebration at CSIR-IHBT

CSIR-IHBT is also leading the CSIR Floriculture Mission in the region and promoting high-value floriculture crop cultivation to enhance farmer’s income and develop entrepreneurship.

CSIR-IHBT Celebrates International Yoga Day

As part of the celebration at CSIR-IHBT, a Yoga expert demonstrated various yoga asanas and meditation techniques for the relaxation of body and mind to the CSIR-IHBT staff.

CSIR-IHBT Institute Celebrates its 39th Foundation Day

Dr Shekhar C. Mande appreciated the research and development work, scientific achievements and contribution of CSIR-IHBT to society.

First-ever Monk Fruit Cultivation in India by CSIR-IHBT

Dr Sanjay Kumar, Director, CSIR-IHBT initiated the monk fruit cultivation programme in Himachal Pradesh by planting its seedlings in a progressive farmer’s field (Shri Manav Khullar) at Raison, Kullu on 12 July 2021.

Immunity Modulator Based on CSIR-IHBT Technology Launched

Dr Sanjay Kumar talked about the technology and informed that this formulation is based on easily available bioresources and listed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

80th CSIR Foundation Day Celebration at CSIR-IHBT

The chief guest of the function Prof. R.K. Khandal threw light on clean energy, eco-friendly technology, making new and renewable chemicals using waste materials.

Visit of Shri Lok Nath Sharma, Hon'ble Minister, Government of Sikkim to CSIR-IHBT

Shri Lok Nath Sharma appreciated the contribution made by the institute through the development of high-end research-based technologies and their deployment for boosting the rural economy.

CSIR-IHBT Celebrates National Technology Day

Chief Guest of the function Prof. Pulok Kumar Mukherjee, Director, IBSD, Imphal, Manipur, delivered the Technology Day speech on the theme 'Ethnopharmacology: Integrating Shastra and Science from Tradition to Translation'.

CSIR Technologies for Rural Livelihood

Technology Demonstration and Networking Meet.

CSIR-IHBT Celebrates 76th Independence Day

On this auspicious occasion, a new issue of "Manthan" magazine of Staff Club was released.

CSIR-IHBT Celebrates 40th Foundation Day

Dr T. Ramasami delivered the foundation day speech on “Towards Sustainable Bioeconomy Path of Himalayan Biosphere: IHBT as the Path Finder”.

CSIR-IHBT Empowering Farmers of the Lahaul Valley

On the occasion, Dr Sanjay Kumar, Director, CSIR-IHBT, welcomed the Hon’ble Minster and apprised him of the research and extension activities carried out by the institute.

Director-General CSIR and Secretary DSIR Addresses the CSIR-IHBT Family

Dr N. Kalaiselvi, Director-General CSIR and Secretary DSIR addressed the scientists, staff, and researchers of CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT), Palampur,  at its campus on 30 October 2022.

CSIR-IHBT Promoting Saffron Cultivation in Himachal

CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT),Palampur, conducted a one-day training-cum awareness programmeon 28 September 2022, on “Improved Agro Technology of Saffron Production” at Baragran, Multhan, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.