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Botanical Survey of India

Botanical Survey of India (BSI) was established in 1890 with the objectives of exploring the plant resources of the country and identifying plant species with economic virtue. In 1954, the Government reorganised the BSI with the objectives of (1) undertaking intensive floristic surveys and collecting accurate and detailed information on the occurrence, distribution, ecology and economic utility of plants in the country; (2) collecting, identifying and distributing materials that may be of use to educational and research institutions; and (3) acting as the custodian of authentic collections in well planned herbaria and documenting plant resources in the form of local, district, state and national flora

Regional Centres and Units:

  • Central National Herbarium (CAL), Howrah
  • Botanical Survey of India, Eastern Circle (ASSAM), Shillong
  • Botanical Survey of India, Southern Circle (MH), Coimbatore
  • Botanical Survey of India, Western Circle (BSI), Pune
  • National Botanical Research Institute (LWG), Lucknow
  • Botanical Survey of India, Northern Circle (BSD), Dehra Dun
  • Blatter Herbarium, St. Xavier’s College (BLAT), Mumbai
  • Botanical Survey of India, Central Circle (BSA), Allahabad
  • Botanical Survey of India, Industrial Section, Indian Museum (BSIS), Kolkata
  • Botanical Survey of India, Sikkim Himalayan Circle (BSHC), Gangtok
  • Botanical Survey of India, Andaman & Nicobar Circle (PBL), Port Blair
  • Botanical Survey of India, Arid Zone Circle (BSJO), Jodhpur
  • Botany Department, University of Calicut (CALI), Calicut
  • Botanical Survey of India, Arunachal Pradesh Circle (ARUN), Itanagar

For more details please visit the website : http://bsi.gov.in