Where was the first biosphere reserve to be set up in India?
Nanda Devi was the first Bio-reserve in India. It was designated one of the 18th January 1988. There are currently 15 Bio- reserves in India. The first biosphere reserve was set up in 1986. It is called the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It covers 5500 sq. km area which is spread over three states : 1 Kerala 2 Karnataka 3 Tamil nadu