Welcome To Plant Research Centre Jumla Office

Former  District Plant Resources Office, Jumla established in 2056 B.S. is currently renamed as Plant Research Centre, Jumla which  is located in the northern corner of the Karnali zone, Jumla is surrounded in east by Dolpa, in west by Kalikot, in north by Mugu and in south by Jajarkot. Khalanga is the headquarter of the zone. Plant Research Centre, Jumla lies in Thinke (2395m) at a walking distance from airport. PRC Jumla conducts varoius Plant Research programme every year. The office succesfully developed the cultivation methodology for Valeriana jatamansii (Sugandhawal) and Delphinium himalayii (Atis). Likewise plant botanical descriptor for these two plants are also available. Recently PRC Jumla also carried out plant survey of Jumla district & published a report. Report on ethnobotanical survey of Jumla also available.

Major activities carried out at Plant Research Centre, Jumla

  • Production and distribution of seedlings of MAPs species ()
  • Community based MAPs cultivation ()
  • MAPs cultivation programme for minor farmers ()
  • One Village One Product ()
  • MAPs survey and phenological study in community forest
  • Traditional knowledge documentation ( Local healers- Dhami, Baidhaya)
  • Landscape and garden management
  • Dhitachour Botanical Garden
  • Conservation
  • Demonstration plot management
  • Domestication and germ-plasm conservation
  • Educational MAPs garden establishment in Community based Schools
  • Training on Conservation, Promotion and Cultivation of MAPs
  • Home Herbal Garden for women
  • Contract farming – Atis
  • Awareness programme- radio program on plants
  • Information Center on MAPs
  • Plant botanical descriptor
  • Mini-seed bank establishment
  • Dendrochronological study of high value MAPs