Habiganj regional station of the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI RS, Habiganj) was established as a deep water paddy research station in 8 March 1934 under the then Assam government. After the partition of India it was renamed as the Deep water Aman and Boro Paddy Research Station of the East Pakistan Agricultural Research Institute. In 1970 it was renamed as the regional station of the then East Pakistan Rice Research Institute and after the independence of Bangladesh in 1971 it was renamed again as the regional station of the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute.
It is situated at the Nagura village of the Pukra union under the Baniachong upazila in Habiganj district. The soil of the area is acidic (pH 4.5) and clay type. Texture of of the soil is heavy and its soil organic matter is 3.9 percent. On average yearly rainfall of that place is 2330 mm.Its highest temperature recorded in May is 33 centigrade and the lowest in January is 12 centigrade. The range of the on average flooding height is 250-300 centimetre that occurs in between July to August. Flash flood occurs from the last week of April to May and it is one of the highest risk of the haor (depressed) areas.
Objective of the institute: To conduct research to develop technologies for the haor areas and disseminate those to the farmers’ level.
Work area: Habiganj, Moulovi Bazar, Sylhet and Sunamganj districts those are belong to the agroecological zone 20, 21 and 19.