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The centre was established in 1975 with a strong foot in the rural Indian perspective covering district-based regional development schemes in many areas like Intensive Crop Farming, Forestry, Horticulture, NTFP-based crafts, Women and Child Welfare programmes etc. The infrastructure includes Chemical & Bio-chemical Laboratory, Repair & Fabrication Shop, Experimental Farm & Medicinal Plant Nursery, Field Station & Crafts Training Centres at Kharikamathani and Khariduara Mushroom Shed & Apiary Unit The sponsored projects undertaken by the centre include Participatory Forest Management Project, Tribal Development Project, Integrated Rural Energy Planning, Agro-Climatic Regional Planning, A Study in Search of an Alternative Source of Vegetable Oil.

Head : Prof. P B S Bhadoria
Phone (Head's chamber) : +91-3222-282294
Office : +91-3222-282293
Phone (Chamber) : +91-3222-283106
Phone (Residence) : +91-3222-283107, +91-3222-278044
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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur - 721302, INDIA
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