Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education




The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) is an independent body under the Ministry of Environment and Forests of the Government of India. The Council is the apex body in the national research system in the area of forestry.Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education has numerous responsibilities which include the development of holistic forestry research through a well-organized system of coordinated research, education and extension in all areas of forestry.

Aim of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE)

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  • Scientific management of forest cover, tree improvement and forestry productivity through scientific and biotechnological research
  • Bio-remediation of degraded land
  • Efficient and optimum utilization of forest produce
  • Forest based value addition
  • Maintenance of biodiversity
  • Creation of effective agro-forestry models for various agro-ecological zones
  • Policy research
  • Appraisal of environmental impact
  • Integrated management of pests and disease.
There are 8 institutes and 3 centers under the exclusive control and supervision of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) in Dehradun.

Situated under different agro ecological regions of the country, these are as follows:
  • Forest Research Institute at Dehradun
  • Himalayan Forest Research Institute at Shimla
  • Tropical Forest Research Institute at Jabalpur
  • Institute of Wood Science and Technology at Bangalore
  • Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding at Coimbatore
  • Arid Forest Research Institute at Jodhpur
  • Rain Forest Research Institute at Jorhat
  • Institute of Forest Productivity at Ranchi
  • Center for Social Forestry and Eco-Rehabilitation at Allahabad
  • Center for Resource Development at Chhindwara
  • Forest Research Center at Hyderabad
The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) is the apex body of forest-based research work and activities, aimed at a skillful management and regeneration of the natural resources of India.



Last Updated on 14 March 2013