Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE)[1][2][3] is an autonomous organisation[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]

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
भारतीय वानिकी अनुसंधान एवं शिक्षा परिषद्
TypeAutonomous Organisation
Established1986
Parent institution
Ministry of Environment and Forests (India)
Location
India P.O. New Forest, Dehradun
, ,
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
CampusUrban
AcroonymICFRE (भा.वा.अ.शि.प.)
Websitewww.icfre.org

HistoryEdit

ICFRE is the largest organisation responsible for forestry research in India.[2][8] ICFRE was created in 1987, under the Central 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]

MandateEdit

The mandate of the ICFRE is to organise, 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 perspectiveEdit

  • 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 utilisation, 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 institutesEdit

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

Advanced research centresEdit

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 2004 Aizawl Northeast India www.icfre.org
Centre for Forestry Research and Human Resource Development (satellite centre of TFRI)   CFRHRD 1995 Chhindwara M.P., Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Orissa www.icfre.org
Centre for Social Forestry≥ and Eco-Rehabilitation
(a centre of ICFRE)
  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

www.tripurainfo.com

Centre for Urban Forestry and Landscape Management
(a centre of AFRI)
UF&LM (Planned) Gandhinagar Gujarat

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 12 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Items of Work Handled | Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India". Envfor.nic.in. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 November 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Autonomous Bodies | Union Government | Government of India Web Directory". Goidirectory.nic.in. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India". Envfor.nic.in. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  6. ^ "About ICFRE". Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  7. ^ "S&T Institutes |Central Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India". Envfor.nic.in. Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  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." Archived 9 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine Accessed: 25 August 2014.
  9. ^ "FAO Country Profiles:India". Fao.org. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  10. ^ "UNDP in India". In.undp.org. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  11. ^ "National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources". Nbfgr.res.in. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  12. ^ "State of Forest Genetic Resources Conservation and Management in India". Fao.org. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  13. ^ "The first news, views & information website of TRIPURA". Tripurainfo. 14 September 2013. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.

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