Insects dominate almost all ecosystems on our planet. One of the factors that has contributed to their astonishing success has been their small size. It was therefore significant that this year saw the NBAIR discovering Kikiki huna, an egg parasitoid, the smallest insect on earth capable of flying. This rare insect is not known from most parts of the world. It is just one of the treasures unearthed by the NBAIR during the last year. Taxonomists of the Bureau regularly survey different agroecosystems including North East, Andamans and Western Ghats for their unique insect fauna and many taxa not known in India have been discovered and documented. read more...

  • To act as a nodal agency for collection, characterization, documentation, conservation, exchange, research and utilization of agriculturally important insect resources(including mites, spiders and related arthropods) for sustainable agriculture.
  • Capacity building, dissemination of technologies and forging linkages with stake holders.
  • On farm validation of biocontrol strategies, forging linkages with commodity based crop research Institutes, AICRP/ AINP and capacity building.

At India expo 2017 During DG's Visit to ICAR-NBAIR Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2015(Small Institute) Dr.Chandish R. Ballal, Director, receives Panjabrao Deshmukh Woman Agricultural Scientist Award 2015 During visit of Honourable Union Minister for Agriculture to ICAR-NBAIR ICAR-NBAIR Director chamber & Office premises ICAR-NBAIR main building ICAR-NBAIR Insectarium ICAR-NBAIR Yelahanka Farm CIB High Performance Computing facility ICAR-NBAIR Insect Museum ICAR-NBAIR Guest house