ICAR-National Institute of Biotic Stress Management
ICAR-National Institute of Biotic Stress Management – NIBSM, unique institute to take up research and education on Biotic stresses in agriculture is situated at Baronda, Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Baronda, it is located in a rural setting, about 30 km away from the Raipur city en-route to Baloda Bazar.
The VeerappaMoily Oversight Committee on the implementation of thereservation in higher educational institutions for expansion, inclusion and excellence, recommended the establishment of a dedicated research institute of Deemed-to-be-University Status on Biotic Stress Management. This was included in the proposal on establishment of “National Institute of Biotic Stress Management” at Raipur and was put up by Department of Agricultre Research and Education, Ministry of Agriculture to Cabinet in XIIth plan. Thus the legal status of the National Institute of Biotic Stress management is Deemed-to-be-University.
The Chhattisgarh government handed over 50.19 ha land, the erstwhile Dr.Richhariya Research and Training Centre of the Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya to NIBSM.The land is fertile and has various edaphic and pedologicalcharacteristicsthat can be utilized in the biotic stress research on crops and animals. The foundation stone of the institute has laid on 7th October, 2012 as the 99th research institute under Indian Council of Agriculture Research. The then Union Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Minister, Shri SharadPawar, laid its foundation stone in the gracious presence of Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh, Dr.Charan Das Mahant, the then Union minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Shri Chandra SekharSahoo, the then Agriculture Minister, Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Dr. S.K. Patil, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya. Senior officials of the ICAR such as DR SK Datta, Deputy Director General (Crop Science), Dr TP Rajendran the then Assistant Director General (Plant Protection) from ICAR were present on the occasion along with Senior officials of Chhattisgarh Government.
The Institute is involved in the creation of township in the campus through a Project Management Consultant (PMC). The master plan of the campus as a township and research infrastructure development are its current priorities.