Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

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Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
भारतीय वानिकी अनुसंधान एवं शिक्षा परिषद्
Established 1986
Type Autonomous Organization
Location India P.O. New Forest, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India 248006
30°20′43″N 78°00′08″E / 30.345192°N 78.002193°E / 30.345192; 78.002193Coordinates: 30°20′43″N 78°00′08″E / 30.345192°N 78.002193°E / 30.345192; 78.002193
Campus Urban
Parent organization Ministry of Environment and Forests (India)
Website www.icfre.org

The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE)[1][2][3] is an autonomous organization[4][5] or governmental agency under the Ministry of Environment and Forests,[6] Government of India. Headquartered in Dehradun, its functions are to conduct forestry research; transfer the technologies developed to the states of India and other user agencies; and to impart forestry education. The council has 9 research institutes and 4 advanced centres to cater to the research needs of different bio-geographical regions. These are located at Dehradun, Shimla, Ranchi, Jorhat, Jabalpur, Jodhpur, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Allahabad, Chhindwara, Aizawl, Hyderabad and Agartala.[7]

History[edit]

ICFRE is the largest organization responsible for forestry research in India.[2][8] ICFRE was created in 1986, under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (India), to direct and manage research and education in forestry sector in India.[citation needed] ICFRE is headed by a Director General with headquarters at Dehradun.[citation needed] ICFRE became an autonomous council under the Ministry in 1991.[9]

Mandate[edit]

The mandate of the ICFRE is to organize, direct and manage research and education in the forestry sector,[10] including in cooperation with FORTIP (UNDP[11]/FAO Regional Forest Tree Improvement Project), UNDP and World Bank on economically important species. ICFRE established a National Bureau of Forest Genetic Resources (NBFGR)[12][13]

Research perspective[edit]

  • Conservation, protection, regeneration, rehabilitation and sustainable development of natural forest ecosystems.
  • Revegetation of barren, waste, marginal and mined lands.
  • Research on tree improvement.
  • Enhancing productivity of wood and non-wood forest produce per unit of area per unit time by application of scientific and technological methods.
  • Research on improved utilization, recovery and processing of forest produce for value addition and employment generation.
  • Ecological rehabilitation of all fragile ecosystems, such as mountains, mangroves, deserts etc.
  • Socio-economic and policy research for developing strategies towards attracting people's participation in forest management.[citation needed]

Research institutes[edit]

Institute and their locations, sorted alphabetically
Name Photo Acronym Established City Jurisdiction Website
Arid Forest Research Institute AFRI Jodhpur.jpg AFRI 1988 Jodhpur Rajasthan, Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli afri.icfre.org
Forest Research Institute Forest Research Institute campus, Dehradun, India.jpg FRI 1906 Dehradun Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, U.P., Uttarakhand fri.icfre.gov.in
Himalayan Forest Research Institute Hfri shimla.jpg HFRI 1977 Shimla Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir hfri.icfre.gov.in
Institute of Forest Biodiversity IFB 2012 Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra frc.icfre.gov.in
Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding IFGTB 1988 Coimbatore T.N., Kerala, A & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry ifgtb.icfre.gov.in#/
Institute of Forest Productivity Ifp ranchi.jpg IFP 1993 Ranchi Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, West Bengal ifpranchi.co.in
Institute of Wood Science and Technology IWST 1938 Bangalore Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Goa iwst.icfre.gov.in#/
Rain Forest Research Institute Rfri johrat.jpg RFRI 1988 Jorhat Northeast India rfri.icfre.gov.in
Tropical Forest Research Institute Tropical fri jabalpur.JPG TFRI 1988 Jabalpur M.P., Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Orissa tfri.icfre.gov.in

Advanced research centres[edit]

Institute and their locations, sorted alphabetically
Name Photo Acronym Established City Jurisdiction Website
Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan
(a unit of RFRI)
Arcbr aizwal.jpg ARCBR 2004 Aizawl Northeast India www.icfre.org
Centre for Forestry Research and Human Resource Development (satellite centre of TFRI) Cfrhrd chindwara.jpg CFRHRD 1995 Chhindwara M.P., Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Orissa www.icfre.org
Centre for Social Forestry and Eco-Rehabilitation
(a centre of ICFRE)
Csfer allahabad.jpg CSFER 1992 Allahabad Eastern U.P., North Bihar, Vindhya Range www.icfre.org
Centre for Forest Based Livelihood and Extension[2][14] CFLE 2013 Agartala Tripura tripurainfo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India - An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India". ICFRE. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "Items of Work Handled | Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India". Envfor.nic.in. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.tripurainfo.com/Info/Advertisements/Forestad.pdf
  4. ^ "Autonomous Bodies | Union Government | Government of India Web Directory". Goidirectory.nic.in. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India". Envfor.nic.in. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  6. ^ "About ICFRE". Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "S&T Institutes | Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India". Envfor.nic.in. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  8. ^ Government of India. (n.d.). "Ministry wise List of Central Autonomous Bodies under the audit jurisdiction of DAI (RC&LB) audited under section 19(2) and 20(1) of DPC Act 1971." Accessed: August 25, 2014.
  9. ^ "FAO Country Profiles:India". Fao.org. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  10. ^ "UNDP in India". In.undp.org. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  11. ^ "National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources". Nbfgr.res.in. 2013-12-01. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  12. ^ "State of Forest Genetic Resources Conservation and Management in India". Fao.org. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  13. ^ "The first news, views & information website of TRIPURA". Tripurainfo. 2013-09-14. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 

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