The CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) – is amongst one of the constituent research institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. Originally set up as the National Botanic Gardens (NBG) by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.), it was taken over by the CSIR in 1953. Though, initially engaged in research in the classical botanical disciplines, the NBG went on laying an increasing emphasis, in keeping with the national needs and priorities in the field of plant sciences, on its applied and developmental research activities. Consequently, the NBG was renamed as the NBRI. The National Botanical Research Institute in 1978 after its induction in CSIR. The vision of CSIR-NBRI is to be a world-class premier plant science research institute focusing on high quality science, and sustainable utilization of plant and microbial resources of the country for ecological, economic and societal benefits. The mission of the institute is undertaking basic and applied research on various aspects of plant sciences with a focus on sustainable utilization of under-exploited and wild plant genetic resources for environmental and socio-economic development of the country. The overall goal of the institute is providing plant science-based technological solutions to the existing and emerging problems of the nation through high-end science and technology for making India self-reliant.

Core Strengths
Plant Diversity, Systematics & Databases
Bioprospection and Product Development
Botanic Garden, Plant Conservation, and Development of New Varieties of Floricultural Plants
Microbes For Enhanced Plant Productivity
Pollution Remediation Through Plants and Microbes
Climate Change Adaptation and Carbon Sequestration
Plant Improvement Through Conventional and Molecular Breeding, and Genetic Engineering
Agro-Technologies for Sustainable Development of Sodic and Shifting Cultivation Lands
Societal Development Activities Through Outreach Programmes
National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi
National Environmental Science Academy (NESA) was founded by the Late Prof. TRC Sinha, the then Head of the Zoology Department, MJK PG College, Bihar University to create awareness, promote and protect the environment. Conceptualized and initiated in 1984, it was registered as a Society in 1988 under the Societies Act XXI of 1860 at Patna.

This Academy is of National level, presently having its Head Office at 206, Raj Tower-1, Alaknanda Community Centre, New Delhi. The main objective of the Academy is to bring awareness about environmental issues among the masses and strive to find sustainable solutions by arranging lectures, demonstrations, training programmes, seminars, symposiums, conferences, publishing journals and organizing any other activities supporting the cause.

Objectives and Functions of the Academy
To implement the SDDGs in India by encouraging students, scientists, researchers, academicians and members of the academy for pursuing research on sustainable development.
To set up Regional/State Chapters for the dissemination of information on the environment.
To motivate and prepare young minds on environmental management.
To organize national/international level conferences, symposia, seminars, meetings and workshops on themes of environmental concerns.
To publish policy papers, synthesis volumes, proceedings, journals, newsletters, transactions and other publications for the promotion of Environmental Sciences.
To forward the recommendation of scientists /professors to govt. agencies.

Various eminent personalities have graced the Academy as President. The first President of the Academy was Dr. K.C. Bose, Vice-Chancellor of Ranchi University; then Dr. B.S. Attri, Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Forest. Most recently Padma Bhushan Dr. S.Z. Qasim was the President of the Academy till June 2015, who is a renowned marine scientist known for his Antarctica mission in 1981-82, he also served as the Secretary at the Dept. Of Ocean Development (now Ministry of Earth Sciences); Member, Planning Commission and Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Currently, Prof. Javed Ahmad, (Former Dean, Faculty of Science), Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, is the President of the Academy.