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Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan

Established in 2004, Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (ARCBR) is one among the nine Institutes and four Centers under the aegis of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun, an autonomous body of the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Govt. of India.

The Centre which was inaugurated on 29th Nov. 2004 at Bethlehem Vengthlang, Aizawl is first of its kind for people especially those of the NorthEast whose lives revolve around Bamboos and Rattans.

The Centre is mandated to conduct advance research on Bamboo & Rattan with regard to management and sustainable utilization, standardization of nursery techniques including cultivation practices, macro and micro propagation, diversity enrichment, genetic improvement and conservation of promising genetic resources, certification, technology development for value addition, edible shoot processing, product development including bamboo composites, Bamboo based tools/machines for bamboo working, extension of bamboo based knowledge and technologies to stakeholders.

Core Research Areas of Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan


The Centre is involved in active research on Bamboo & Rattan in the following areas:   

  • Conservation and Sustainable Utilization.
  • Establishment of Germplasm Bank of Bamboo and Canes.
  • Establishment of Bamboosetum and Canetum.
  • Nursery technology including Cultivation practices.
  • Macro and Micro propagation.
  • Genetic improvement – Clonal garden, certification etc.
  • Technology for value addition, edible shoot processing, etc.
  • Product development including bamboo composites.
  • Bamboo based tools/machines for Bamboo working.
  • Extension of bamboo based knowledge and technologies to stakeholders

Geographical Jurisdiction


The Centre is aimed to cater the bamboo and rattan related research needs of all the eight Northeastern States viz., Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. In addition, the Centre is entrusted to assist in various research activities of RFRI in Mizoram, Tripura and Barak Valley of Assam States


Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan
Bethlehem Vengthlang, Aizawl, Mizoram 796007
Phone- 91-389- 2301157
Email- dir_arcbr@icfre.org

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