• Janakpur, Nepal
  • +977 41 425168

Government of Nepal

Ministry of Forest and Environment

Department of Plant Resources

Plant Research Centre, Dhanusha

वनस्पति अनुसन्धान केन्द्र, धनुषा

About us

Dhanusa District, a part of Janakpur Zone, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. The district covers an area of 1,180km² and has a population (2001) of 671,364. It lies in the Province No. 2 of Nepal. Also famous as a cultural center, the city attracts many Hindu pilgrims during festivals from both Nepal and India.

PRC, Dhanusha conducts ex-situ and in-situ conservation and cultivation of medicinal plants. It works in the production of quality planting material by developing improved agro-techniques.

The objectives of this office are

  • Research & Development in medicinal plants sector.
  • Undertake/assist or encourage scientific, technological and economic research on medicinal plants.
  • Development of protocols for cultivation and quality control.
  • To disseminate the research results through journals or leaflets; and

Major activities carried out at  Plant Research Centre, Dhanusha;

  • Production and distribution of seedlings of MAPs species (Kurilo)
  • Community-based MAPs cultivation (Kurilo)
  • MAPs cultivation programme for minor farmers (Kurilo)
  • One Village One Product (Kurilo)
  • Traditional knowledge documentation (Musahar Community)
  • Landscape and garden management
  • Dhanushadham Botanical Garden
  • Promotion of floriculture (Marigold)
  • Conservation
  • Demonstration plot management
  • Domestication and germ-plasm conservation
  • Educational MAPs garden establishment in Community-based Schools
  • Training on Conservation, Promotion and Cultivation of MAPs
  • Home Herbal Garden for women
  • Awareness programme- radio program
  • Information Center on MAPs