Regional Plant Research Center (RPRC)



The Regional Plant Research Center (RPRC) is a botanical garden in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. The Regional Plant Research Center (RPRC) is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world.

The Regional Plant Research Center (RPRC) conducts excellent botanical research in Bhubaneswar. The Regional Plant Research Center (RPRC) is spread over 487 acres of land.

The RPRC was established by the government of India for collecting and conserving living plants. Regional Plant Research Center also aims to create an appropriate botanical gene bank

The Regional Plant Research Center (RPRC) undertakes advanced research on niche areas of botanical research like:
  • Plant bio-diversity conservation
  • Biotechnology
  • Cytogenetics taxonomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicinal plants
  • Mine site reclamation
  • Fuel wood production
  • Fuel wood improvement
  • Molecular biology of plants
The Regional Plant Research Center (RPRC) has achieved world wide fame for its efforts in those areas.

The Regional Plant Research Center has earned fame by its excellent collection of 1,050 species of cacti and other succulent plants. The entire collection is housed in a 32,000 square feet glass house.

RPRC itself has developed a substantial number of hybrid cacti (the number was 200 at last count), which is then exported to countries around the world. The export of these botanical products helps the Indian government to earn precious foreign exchange.

The sprawling garden of the Regional Plant Research Center also attracts a number of tourists from India and abroad. The gardens of Regional Plant Research Center contains 400 rose varieties, 120 types of Chrysanthemum and 65 varieties of Dahlia. The palmetum with 108 varieties of palms are the single largest assemblage of palms in India.



Last Updated on 27 July 2012