Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) one of India’s biggest corporate led by Mukesh Ambani has tied up with Ministry of Environment and Forest to create a research facility in Gujarat state called “National Centre for Marine Biodiversity’ . This is the first ever research centre to be made in the Public-Private Patrnership (PPP) mode in the country.

The centre is planned to be established in Jamnagar in Gujarat and it would exclusively focus on the marine species of India. The first marine national park of India will be developed in the same area and with the research centre it would definitely be a one-of a kind facility in India that truly works to conserve the endangered marine diversity of our coasts.

In India, so far, around 25 species of fish and amphibians have been listed as critically endangered species  and till date not much has been done to protect these species. Earlier in March, Minister of Environment Jairam Ramesh had raised the concern that the endangered marine species needed a protected habitat first to give them a chance of survival.

The plan to form the research centre and the national park in Gujarat are thus the first formal step the government is taking towards marine conservation.

The minister also stressed the need for young researchers who would be a part of this crucial project and thought that the partnership with a renowned corporate like RIL that already had quite a hold in the state would help build the research centre truly world class. He wished the research centre to be developed as an enterprise and knowing RIL’s cutting edge research and development expertise he hopes the same is enforced t save marine species.

– Atula Gupta

Article reference: groundreport

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About Atula Gupta

Atula Gupta is the Founder and Editor of Her work has appeared in a number of international websites, dailies and magazines including The Wire, Deccan Herald, New Indian Express, Down to Earth and Heritage India on issues related to environment and its conservation. She is also the author of Environment Science Essentials, a set of books for school children. She hopes this website provides a platform for people to be aware about species in the verge of extinction and heighten their conservation efforts.

11 thoughts on “India’s First Research Centre for Marine Species and Marine National Park to come up in Gujarat

  1. I am an architecture student doing dissertation on marine conservation center.i would like to know more about Lakshadweep project.
    As it will help me in my project.would you like to suggest any site which will provide information about it?

    1. plz do send me details of marine conservation centre.i am an architecture student too…my dissertation topic is also the same..

  2. I’m an architectural student doing desertion on “”Blue Flagged Bach and marine interpretation centre”” at Pirotan in Gulf of Kutchh. any help will be appreciated…


  4. Hi.Im an architecture student.Im working on my thesis topic on”Marine Biodiversity Research centre with integrated oceanarium”.I would like to know abou the species that are endangered in southern part og india as im choosing the site in Mandapam,Tamilnadu.Any links provide will be really helpful.

  5. Respected Mam,
    Im an architecture student, and Im working over my thesis at INTERPRETATION CENTER FOR MARINE AND COASTAL LIFE, can you please help me with related links and research data.

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