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List of Biosphere Reserves in India.

S. No. Names of the Biosphere Reserves Year of Establishment State / Union Territory (UT)
1 Nilgiri (First Biosphere Reserve) 1986 Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka
2 Nanda Devi 1988 Uttarakhand
3 Nokrek 1988 Meghalaya
4 Great Nicobar 1989 Andaman & Nicobar Island
5 Gulf of Mannar 1989 Tamil Nadu
6 Manas 1989 Assam
7 Sunderbans 1989 West Bengal
8 Simlipal 1994 Odisha fka Orissa
9 Dibru Saikhowa (Smallest Biosphere Reserve) 1997 Assam
10 Dehang Debang 1998 Arunachal Pradesh
11 Pachmarhi 1999 Madhya Pradesh
12 Khangchen Dzonga 2000 Sikkim
13 Agasthyamalai 2001 Kerala
14 Achanakmar-Amarkantak 2005 Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
15 Kachchh (2nd Largest Biosphere Reserve) 2008 Gujarat
16 Cold Desert (Largest Biosphere Reserve) 2009 Jammu & Kashmir (J & K) and Himachal Pradesh
17 Seshachalam Hills 2010 Andhra Pradesh (Eastern Ghats)
18 Panna 2011 Madhya Pradesh

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