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Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
(An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India)

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Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an apex body in the national forestry research system, has been undertaking the holistic development of forestry research through need based planning, promoting, conducting and coordinating research, education and extension covering all aspects of forestry. The Council deals with the solution based forestry research in tune with the emerging issues in the sector, including global concerns such as climate change, conservation of biological diversity, combating desertification and sustainable management and development of resources. Topical research by the Council enhances public confidence in the ability of forest managers and researchers to successfully handle challenges related to natural resource management.


Objectives of ICFRE

  • To undertake, aid, promote and coordinate forestry education, research and their applications.

  • To develop and maintain a national library and information centre for forestry and allied sciences.

  • To act as a clearing-house for research and general information related to forests and wildlife.

  • To develop forestry extension programmes and propagate the same through mass media, audio-visual aids and extension machinery.

  • To provide consultancy services in the field of forestry research, education and allied sciences.

  • To undertake other jobs considered necessary to attain these objectives.

Institutes and Centres under the Council

ICFRE has nine Regional Research Institutes and four Research Centres located in different bio-geographical regions of the country to cater the forestry research needs of the nation. The regional research Institutes are located at Jodhpur, Dehradun, Shimla, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Ranchi, Bangalore, Jorhat and Jabalpur,  and the centres are at Aizawl  Agartala, Chhindwara and Allahabad.


Research Institutes under the Council are:

  • Arid Forest Research Institute (AFRI), Jodhpur

  • Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun

  • Himalayan Forest Research Institute (HFRI), Shimla

  • Institute of Forest Biodiversity (IFB), Hyderabad 

  • Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore

  • Institute of Forest Productivity (IFP), Ranchi

  • Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), Bangalore

  • Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), Jorhat

  • Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI), Jabalpur

Advanced research centres under the council are:

  • Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattans (ARCBR), Aizawl 

  • Centre for Forest Livelihood and Extension (CFLE), Agartala 

  • Centre for Forestry Research and Human Resource Development (CFRHRD), Chhindwara

  • Centre for Social Forestry and Eco-Rehabilitation (CSFER), Allahabad



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