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List of Biosphere Reserves in India

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In government exams like SSC, Banking, Railways, etc we find many questions from the Environment general awareness section. this is a very broad section and sometimes questions are very factual. we will cover the General awareness section comprehensively so that students can learn and get most of the questions correct in this section. In this article, we will provide a complete list of Biosphere Reserves in India.

Biosphere Reserves: An Introduction

  • Biosphere Reserves are country-established sites recognized under UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) program to promote sustainable development based on local community efforts and technology. The biosphere reserve program was initiated by UNESCO in 1971. 
  • The aim of setting up the biosphere reserve is to preserve all forms of life and their supply system in situ as a whole so that they can serve as a reference system for monitoring and evaluating changes in natural ecosystems.

List of Biosphere Reserves

Serial No.

Year of Notification




11986Nilgiri5520Part of Wayanad, Nagarhole, Bandipur and
Madumalai, Nilambur, Silent Valley and
Siruvani hills (Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka).
21988Nanda Devi5860.69Part of Chamoli, Pithoragarh, and
Bageshwar districts (Uttarakhand).
31988Nokrek820Part of Garo Hills (Meghalaya).
41989Great Nicobar885Southern most islands of Andaman
and Nicobar (A&N Islands).
51989Gulf of Mannar10,500 The Indian part of Gulf of Mannar between India
and Sri Lanka (Tamil Nadu).
61989Manas2837Part of Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta,
Nalbari, Kamrup and Darrang districts (Assam)
71989Sunderbans9630Part of the delta of Ganges and Brahmaputra river system 
(West Bengal)
81994Simlipal4374Part of Mayurbhanj district (Orissa).  
91997Dibru-Saikhowa765 Part of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia Districts (Assam)
101998Dehang-Debang5111.50Part of Siang and Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh.
111999Pachmarhi4926Parts of Betul, Hoshangabad and
Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh.
122000Khangchendzonga2619.92Parts of Khangchendzonga hills and Sikkim.
132001Agasthyamalai1828Neyyar, Peppara and Shendurney  Wildlife
Sanctuaries and their adjoining areas in Kerala.
142005Achanakmar –    Amarkantak3835.51 Covers parts of the Anuppur and Dindori districts of
M.P. and parts of Bilaspur districts of Chhattisgarh State.
152008Kachchh12,454 Part of Kachchh, Rajkot, Surendra Nagar and
Patan Civil Districts of Gujarat State
162009Cold Desert7770Pin Valley National Park and surroundings; Chandratal
and Sarchu&Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh
172010Seshachalam Hills  4755.997Seshachalam Hill Ranges covering parts of Chittoor
and Kadapa districts of Andhra Pradesh
182011Panna2998.98Part of Panna and Chhatarpur districts in Madhya Pradesh
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Last Updated : 27 Nov, 2022
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