Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) established the world’s highest terrestrial centre at 17,600 feet above sea level at Changla near Pengong lake in Ladakh.
The centre will serve as a natural cold storage for preserving rare and endangered medical plants for generations to come.
The centre was inaugurated by Director General, DRDO Dr S Christopher.
According to reports, the centre will act as an important utility for research work in frontal areas of food and agriculture and bio-medical sciences for well being of the soldiers deployed in high altitude cold desert.
A large number of Life Sciences activities are proposed to be undertaken at this centre.