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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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Rain Forest Research Institute Jorhat

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Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), Jorhat, Assam, is one of the constituent institutes of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun.

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.


Director's Message

Dr. R.S.C. Jayaraj

Director, RFRI Jorhat

Sustainable development of the states of North East Council, through people oriented forestry research and extension activities is the prime motto of Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), Jorhat, a constituent institute of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun. This is one of the most diverse regions of India, in terms of  ecological, socio-economic, cultural, topographic, climatic or ethnic point of view.  Nearly one-fourth of the country's forest is located in the region, and under tremendous pressure due to demands of economic development.  The region is one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world, and therefore there is a need to balance the needs of conservation and development

We at RFRI, Jorhat are striving hard to take the advantage of the tremendous opportunities that are available in this region, in forestry research and technology development to  help in poverty alleviation and sustainable development. The institute has  two centres -  Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattans (ARCBAR) at Aizwal, Mizoram and Centre for Forest-based Livelihoods Extension (CFLE) at Agartala, Tripura.



The vision of the institute is to develop itself as a “Center of Excellence for Bamboo”.


  1. Conservation of forest ecosystem with emphasis on natural regeneration.

  2. Management of shifting cultivation areas.

  3. Management of community forests.

  4. Planting practices for eco-restoration.

  5. Conservation and sustainable management of Bamboos and Rattans.


Projects Undertaken

Completed Projects 2008-2009 2009-2010 - 2013-2014 2014-2015 -
Continued Projects - - 2010-2011 - - 2015-2016
New Project Initiated - - 2010-2011 - - 2015-2016
Externally Aided
Completed Projects 2008-2009 - - 2013-2014 - -
Continued Projects - - - - - 2015-2016
Project Initiated - - - - - 2015-2016




Designation Tel. Office Tel. Res. Fax No. E-Mail

Dr.  R.S.C. Jayaraj

Director, RFRI Jorhat


+91-376-2305102  +91-376-2305130 dir_rfri@icfre.org

For more information visit : http://rfri.icfre.gov.in


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