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Environment Ministry : There are 18 Biosphere Reserves in India


TNPSC Current Affairs - August 2017 by TNPSC Guru

Environment Ministry said that there are 18 Biosphere Reserve in India. Biosphere reserve is an International designation by UNESCO to deal with conserving natural and cultural landscapes, ecosystem and various species.

In India, Biosphere reserve programme was first implemented on 1986.

18 Biosphere Reserve are:


  1. Cold Desert, Himachal Pradesh ,
  2. Nanda Devi - Uttrakhand , 
  3. Khangchendzonga -Sikkim ,
  4. Dehang Debang -Arunachal Pradesh ,
  5. Manas -Assam ,
  6. Dibru Saikhowa -Assam ,
  7. Nokrek- Meghalaya ,
  8. Panna - Madhya Pradesh , 
  9. Pachmarhi - Madhya Pradesh, 
  10. Achanakmar and Amarkantak - Madhya Pradesh-Chattisgarh , 
  11. Kachchh- Gujarat ,
  12. Similipal – Odisha, 
  13. Sundarban - West Bengal ,
  14. Seshachalam-Andhra Pradesh , 
  15. Agasthyamala - Karnataka-Tamil Nadu-Kerala,
  16.  Nilgiri - Tamil Nadu-Kerala ,
  17. Gulf of Mannar - Tamil Nadu, 
  18. Great Nicobar, Andaman & Nicobar Island

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