Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE)

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The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The Council is the apex body in the national forestry research system to develop holistic forestry research through planning, promoting, conducting and coordinating research, education and extension on all aspects of forestry for ensuring scientific management of forest, tree improvement, forestry productivity through scientific and biotechnological research, bioremediation of degraded land, efficient utilization of forest produce, forest based value addition, conservation of biodiversity, effective agro forestry models for various agro ecological zones , policy research, environmental impact assessment and integrated pest management and disease. The Council has the following eight Institutes and three Centres situated under different agro ecological regions of the country:

 1.Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

 2.Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla

3.Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur

 4.Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore

 5.Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore

 6.Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur

7.Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat

8.Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi

9.Centre for Social Forestry and Eco-Rehabilitation, Allahabad

10.Centre for Resource Development, Chhindwara

11.Forest Research Centre, Hyderabad