Address: National Research Centre for Orchids (NRCO), Pakyong, Sikkim
For resolving major constraints in production of orchids and other bulbous ornamentals in major growing belt, the centre has mission mode approach with following mandate
Collection, characterization, evaluation and conservation of orchid germplasm.
Molecular characterization to check bio-piracy and IPR protection of orchids.
Development of protocols for mass multiplication.
Production of quality planting materials for large scale cultivation.
To develop hybrids/ varieties suitable for domestic and export markets.
To develop production, protection and post-harvest technologies for orchids.
To act as a national repository of scientific on mandate crops.
To coordinate research with other scientific organizations and acts as a centre for training.