Soil Conservation and Bio-Engineering
In order to protect the local environment from further deterioration, the institute encourages the use of locally available, low cost, environmentally friendly soil conservation and bio-engineering technologies. With this goal, ISER-N has initiated several conservation programs including plantation of Vetivar, Amriso and bamboo for river bank protection. For example, to produce a large number of bamboo seedlings, the institute introduced the single-node bamboo propagation technology in the area and encouraged local communities to plant these seedling along the Narayani River . This program has been highly successful in protecting the edge cutting by river and is well received by the local communities.