Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an apex body in the national forestry research system, has been undertaking the holistic development of forestry research through need based planning, promoting, conducting and coordinating research, education and extension covering all aspects of forestry. The Council deals with the solution based forestry research in tune with the emerging issues in the sector, including global concerns such as climate change, conservation of biological diversity, combating desertification and sustainable management and development of resources. Topical research by the Council enhances public confidence in the ability of forest managers and researchers to successfully handle challenges related to natural resource management.
ICFRE has nine Regional Research Institutes and four Research Centres located in different bio-geographical regions of the country to cater the forestry research needs of the nation. The regional research Institutes are located at Jodhpur, Dehradun, Shimla, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Ranchi, Bangalore, Jorhat and Jabalpur, and the centres are at Aizawl Agartala, Chhindwara and Allahabad.
Research Institutes under the Council are: · Arid Forest Research Institute (AFRI), Jodhpur · Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun · Himalayan Forest Research Institute (HFRI), Shimla · Institute of Forest Biodiversity (IFB), Hyderabad · Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB), Coimbatore · Institute of Forest Productivity (IFP), Ranchi · Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), Bangalore · Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), Jorhat · Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI), Jabalpur Advanced research centres under the council are: Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattans (ARCBR), Aizawl Centre for Forest Livelihood and Extension (CFLE), Agartala Centre for Forestry Research and Human Resource Development (CFRHRD), Chhindwara Centre for Social Forestry and Eco-Rehabilitation (CSFER), Allahabad