A Contribution of ICAR National Fellow Project

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Research Institutes

1. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata

Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) started functioning since July, 1916 in Calcutta (now Kolkata), the then prime city of India under British rule. This institute runs under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India and promotes extensive survey, exploration and research on faunistic of India including insects as a major aspect. This organization has sixteen regional stations in different states and functions as a major national platform for generating knowledge on faunal aspects of the country. Mammoth collections of olden collection of fauna are preserved well in the National Zoological Collection under their guardianship. Many scientists contributed their extensive research on taxonomy and other aspects on termites under the flag of this institute, which is still advancing with great skill and dedication. A separate section “Isoptera”, bestowed with brilliant scientists and staff are dedicated in research on termites here. For further detail information the following link may be used: 

2. ICAR - Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), formerly famous as “Pusa Institute”, was first established at Pusa (Bihar) in 1905, which later became Imperial Agricultural Research Institute in 1919. Post devastation of the deadly earth quake of 1934, this institute was shifted to Delhi in 1936 and restarted its journey with the name of Indian Agricultural Research Institute. This institute functions under Indian Council of Agricultural Research, govt. of India and performs holistic research and development on one and all aspects of agriculture. Division of entomology is one of the leading parts of this esteemed institute, where termites are taken as one of the key component of research. The ICAR-National Fellow Project was launched here since 2011, under which research and development has been performed and continuing on management of termites with the aegis of frontier technologies. Promoting ITKs as the tool of green pest management is also another key component of this venture which has been successfully studied. Research outcomes have been published in high-rated peer reviewed research journals and extensive activities are taken on extension part to deliver the evolved technologies to the end users by organizing various trainings, awareness programs, field visits and using interactive platforms like electronic media. For further detail information the following link may be used:

3. Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun

The Forest Research Institute (FRI) at Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand was established in 1906 as Imperial Forest Research Institute. Presently the institute is functioning under Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and since inception; it is working as a premier organization on diverse aspects of forestry including forest entomology. The Forest Entomology division of FRI has been working on exploration and research on forest insects and many vibrant scientists have contributed their invaluable works on various aspects entomology. Termites are one of the focal themes of this institute since long. This institute maintains ample collection of identified termite samples from various corners of this country and the world in their repository. A well maintained museum of entomology showcases various damage aspects of termites for greater knowledge and awareness of people. For further detail information the following link may be used: 

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