Van Vigyan Kendra

Van Vigyan Kendra (VVK)[1][2][3] or Forest Science Centres (FSC) has been established by Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE)[4] of the Ministry of Environment and Forests[5] Govt. of India. It intends to help disseminate various technologies developed by farmers, forest based industries and forest research institutes.[6]

Objectives and thrust areasEdit

The Van Vigyan Kendra caters to the needs of field research of silviculture, tree improvement, soil & water conservation techniques, and afforestation techniques for saline land, techniques for forestry extension, organic farming and composting techniques, sustainable land-use systems and introduction and evaluation of both timber and non-timber species.

There will be emphasis on developing superior planting material to enhance the productivity of Seedlings, which will aid the people associated with forestry and agriculture.

A number of trainings were provided on various themes including Awareness programme on Forestry Research and its utilization and protection of forests.

To set up model nursery to educate the farmers on utilising and developing better techniques to make their nurseries more productive.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Shatabdi Van Vigyan Kendra and Photo Gallery" (PDF). 28 March 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Research Centres". Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Extension Panorama" (PDF). 21 September 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India - An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India". Archived from the original on 11 August 2002. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India". Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  6. ^ Yadav, H.R. (1989). Dimensions of Wastelands Development: Proceedings of the National Seminar on Wastelands Development, New Delhi, 1986. Concept Publishing House. p. 181. ISBN 9788170222644. Retrieved 5 October 2014.

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