Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education
The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) was constituted by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, in December 1986 to formulate, organize, direct and manage forestry research; transfer developed technologies to States and other agencies; and impart forestry education. http://www.icfre.org/
Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun, http://www.icfre.org/
Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun erstwhile known as Imperial Forest Research Institute was established in 1906 to organize and lead forestry research activities in the country. The institute caters, in particular, to the research needs of the States of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This institute also has the status of University and at present offers three courses leading to M.Sc. Degree and two Post-Graduate Diploma Courses, besides awarding Ph.D. degree in Forestry.
Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur, http://www.icfre.org/index.php?linkid=sublnk1203&link=1
The main thrust areas of the Institute include: Soil, Water and Nutrient Management; Technologies for A forestation of Stress Sites; Management of Plantations; Planting Stock Improvement; Nursery and Plantation Techniques; Bio fertilizers and Bio pesticides; Agro forestry, JFM & Extension; Photochemistry; Non-Wood Forest Products; Integrated Pest & Disease Management, Medicinal Plants, Bio fuels, carbon sequestration, climate change, Watershed Development, and Forestry Education & Training
The Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur, http://www.icfre.org/index.php?linkid=sublnk9003&link=1
- Biodiversity assessment, conservation and development
- Sustainable forest management
- Planting stock improvement
- Climate change
- Environmental amelioration
Himalayan Forest Research Institute (HFRI), Shimla, http://www.icfre.org/index.php?linkid=sublnk4903&link=1
- To assess the current status of natural regeneration of important plant species.
- To develop cost effective nursery, planting and seed technologies of important plant species.
Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), Jorhat, http://www.icfre.org/index.php?linkid=sublnk1803&link=1
The Institute came into being in 1988 to cater the forestry related research & extension needs of the North Eastern Region of the country. The Institute encompasses of all the disciplines of forestry research. Recently an Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (ARCBAR) has also been established at Aizwal in Mizoram under this institute.
Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi, http://www.icfre.org/index.php?linkid=sublnk1003&link=1
- To enhance the productivity of floral and faunal resources, conservation of biodiversity, eco-restoration of degraded lands and protection of fragile ecosystem unique to the region.
- To develop and maintain information on forestry and allied sciences.
Institute of Wood Science & Technology (IWST), Bangalore, http://www.icfre.org/index.php?linkid=sublnk8903&link=1
In the initial years, work was carried out mainly on properties and uses of different timber species, essential oils, other non-wood forest products and protection of wood and trees from pests and diseases.
The Forest Research Centre (FRC), Hyderabad, http://www.icfre.org/index.php?linkid=sublnk3503&link=1
- Research and demonstration of agro forestry models.
- Biodiversity of Eastern Ghats