Orchidarium in Shillong reopens to visitors
Dimapur, Feb. 26 (EMN): The Orchidarium at Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) at Upper Shillong, 6th Mile, has been reopened for the public and tourists. The reopening of the Orchidarium has been kick-started with an Orchids and Flower exhibition that was inaugurated by P Sampath Kumar, principal secretary to the government of Meghalaya and CEO of Meghalaya Basin Development Authority (MBDA) on February 25.
The Orchidarium was reopened in the presence of Prof. Pulok K Mukherjee, director of IBSD; Dr. AS Suting, OSD of BRDC; and the scientists and staff of IBSD, BRDC and BSI, and the floriculture farmers of Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi who have been provided a platform for exhibiting their tradable orchids.
The Orchidarium is now full of Cymbidiums in full bloom, along with the native orchids and other seasonal flowers, an update from the IBSD stated on Friday.
Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), is an autonomous Institute under the department of Biotechnology, government of India, with head office at Imphal with a node at Upper Shillong that has R&D facilities and an Orchidarium and Orchid Production Units. The Orchidarium is reopening after almost a year as it had been closed during March 2020 due to Covid-19.