Chhindwara is located at 22°04′N 78°56′E22.07°N 78.93°E with an average elevation of 675 metres (2,215ft). Chhindwara is situated on the Bodri Stream, a tributary of the Kulbehra River and stands picturesquely on the open Satpura plateau flanked by ranges of low hills. The climate is very salubrious and pleasant. Chhindwara is known for the richness of its flora and fauna. Hundreds of important medicinal plants grow naturally in the forest of this district. Tamia hills and Patalkot are known as a treasure of medicinal plants in Satpura plateau.Centre for Forestry Research and Human Resource Development, Chhindwara came into existence on 30th March 1995. It was declared as a Satellite Centre of Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur on 3rd January 1996.



1- Green Skill Development of forest dependent communities and front line staff.

2- To carry out research and training in NWFP, with focus on harvesting, primary processing, value addition and biodiversity assessment.

3- To disseminate HRM available technologies/processes/tools to user groups for conservation and sustainable use of forest resources.

4- To support the lead institute in research education and extension in the area of jurisdiction.


Core Research Areas:

1- Eco-restoration

2- Agroforestry models

3- Non-wood forest products

4- Production of quality planting material of selected species for improving forest productivity

5- Provenance trials of selected species

6- Biofertilizers and biopesticides


Geographical Jurisdiction:

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Odisha


Key Achievements: (Click on link to view detail)

1-  Research

2-  Extension

3-  Others


Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects


For more information visit:




Forest Research Centre for Skill Development(FRC-SD) Chhindwara

Phone - +91-7162254463