Agriculture Research Station Pakhribas, Dhankuta

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Agriculture Research station, Pakhribas is one of the multidimensional, multicrop, multisubject research centre. It was established in 2028 B.S.(1972 A.D.) by the aid of British government in the name of Pakhribas Agriculture Centre. The station was established to rehabilitate the retired British army resident in Purwaanchal development region. During the initial phase, the station mainly focused on training and agricultural extension and at present, it gives importance and work on agriculture research too. It was handed to Nepal government in 2055 B.S. (1998 A.D.) and works under Nepal Agriculture Research Council(NARC). The station is situated in Pakhribas V.D.C of Dhankuta district, ward No:7 Fhangduwa. It is located 4 km west from Hile or 17 km Northwest from Dhankuta city in southern side. Its altitude ranges from 1100-2000 m above from sea level.

The station occupies 1840 Ropani (92 ha) and has average rainfall of 1600 mm annually, minimum temperature ranges from 4.9-9.6 degree celcius and maximum temperature ranges from 14.3-27 degree celcius.

Its major working area is the 10 districts of Purwaanchal Development Region, i.e.Taplejung,Panchthar,Ilam,Dhankuta,Terathum,Bhojpur,Sankhuwasawa,Khotang,Okhaldhunga and Solukhumbhu.

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