Meghalaya opens first of its kind Orchidarium for tourists

The first of its kind Orchidarium in the entire country has been opened for tourists at 6thMile in Upper Shillong.

Spread over a sprawling area of 6000 square feet, this state-of-the-art Orchidarium was made functional by the Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), an autonomous institute of Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology within a record time of three months.

Officials say the Orchidarium is unique and only one of its kind in the country to have climate-controlled system and displays several species of orchids. IBSD is promoting orchid based bio-entrepreneurship to strengthen the bio-economy of the region as a major flagship programme.

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