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.