BARI (Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute) is the largest multi- crop research institute conducting research on a wide variety of crops, such as cereals, tubers, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fruits, spices, flowers, etc.
The programmes at the station are development of agro-techniques for potato cultivation, development of varieties possessing combined resistance to late blight and cyst nematode and to develop control measures for soil and tuber-borne diseases.
The station possesses a total of 26.17 hectares land out of which 20 hectares is under cultivation with assured irrigation facility. Infrastructure includes laboratory buildings, administrative building, library cum tissue culture laboratory, staff rooms and potato sheds.
The station has been established in the year 1959. The main programmes are screening of germplasms and hybrids for resistance to late blight, bacterial wilt and potato tuber moth and development of production technology and varieties suitable for the North Easter Himalayan hills.