Ministries & Departments

National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (NIREH), Bhopal

National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (NIREH), Bhopal, is one of the permanent institutes of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a Government of India’s apex autonomous organization for bio-medical research in the country. The ICMR set up a Coordinating Unit in Bhopal after the Methyl Isocynate (MIC) gas/toxic gas disaster of 1984 and initiated several research programmes. The Coordinating Unit was upgraded to Bhopal Gas Disaster Research Centre in 1986 to undertake long term epidemiological studies on radiological, mental health, respiratory afflictions including pulmonary function and arterial blood gases, pregnancy outcome, neurological, immunological, mutagenic and genotoxic aspects. The Government of India established NIREH, a permanent research centre at Bhopal in 2010 to focus on the issues of environmental health research aimed at becoming a Centre of Excellence in capacity building for research and health interventions to meet challenges in environmental disasters in the country.

Research Areas: Medical Sciences

Ministries: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Govt of India

Contact Name: Dr. Rajnarayan Tiwari, Director

Contact Address: National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (NIREH), Kamla Nehru Hospital Building, Gandhi Medical College Campus, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462001

Contact Phone: 0755 2533106


Fax: 0755-2533976

State: Madhya Pradesh

Output & Achievements

  • 1. Annual report [08]. 2. Publications [09]. 3. International Collaborations: Development of Nano-biosensors for detection of circulating cell free miRNAs in environmental associated lung cancers Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Russian Federation. 4. National Collaborations: a. Development and validation of minimal-invasive biomarkers for trans-generational monitoring of air pollution associated cancers, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-Kgp). b) Density mapping and characterization of built environment and housing related health attributes for non communicable diseases in urban slums of Bhopal. AIIMS Bhopal c) Identification of Locations for Establishing the New Health Sub Centers in MP AIGGPA Bhopal d) Effects of financial incentives on waste segregation at the household level in low-income urban settings in MP, India: a cluster-randomised trial RDGMC Ujjain e) Impact Evaluation of ART Programme under NACP [IE-ART India] NARI Pune f) National Environmental Health Profile Study: Bhopal city MoEFCC New Delhi. 5. Laboratory (

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