Arid Forest Research Institute has been established since 1988 to cater the forestry research needs of the arid and semi arid region of Rajasthan, Gujarat & Dadar Nagar Haveli & Daman-Diu.
The institute is situated on Jodhpur_Pali Road (NH-65) in a beautiful campus spreading over 20.82 hectare area housing office buildings, laboratories, library cum information center, community center, guest house, scientist hostel and residential quarters.
Shri N.K Vasu
Director, AFRI, Jodhpur
It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the official webpage of Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur (Rajasthan). The main thrust areas of the Institute are soil, water and nutrient management technologies for afforestation of stress sites, management of plantations, growth and yield modeling, planting stock improvement, bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides, agroforestry, JFM and extension, phytochemistry and non-timber forest products, integrated pest and disease management and forestry education. I hope, the information given in the webpage will be of great help to the viewers. Suggestions for improving the website are welcome.
The institute has an additional campus at Plot No. 729 adjoining CAZRI. The institute also has three experimental areas and a model nursery within the vicinity of the main campus.
The institute is headed by the Director supported by Group Coordinator (Research) and Coordinator (Facilities). The Institute has six divisions with well equipped laboratories and technical manpower namely
1. Forest Ecology Division
2. Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Division
3. Forest Protection Division
4. Silviculture Division
5. Non Wood Forest Products Division
6. Agroforestry & Extension Division
These divisions are well supported with the Information technology Cell, Coordinator ( Facilities ), Accounts Section and Library cum Information Center and an Extension Wing.
The institute has a working strength of 110 (out of sanctioned strength of 133) which includes two Conservator of forests, one Deputy Conservator of forests, 19 Scientists, a Controller, an Assistant Administrative Officer, a Hindi officer, a Librarian, 6 Research Officers, A Range Officer and ministerial & Technical Staff.
Mandate of the Institute
Forestry research for conservation of biodiversity and enhancement of bio-productivity in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli with special emphasis on arid and semi-arid regions.
The main thrust areas of the Institute include: Soil, Water and Nutrient Management; Technologies for Afforestation of Stress Sites; Management of Plantations; Planting Stock Improvement; Nursery and Plantation Techniques; Biofertilizers and Biopesticides; Agroforestry, JFM & Extension; Phytochemistry; Non-Wood Forest Products; Integrated Pest & Disease Management, Medicinal Plants, Biofuels, carbon sequestration,climate change, Watershed Development, and Forestry Education & Training.
Arid Forest Research Institute
P.O Krishi Upaz Mandi
New Pali Road, Jodhpur - 342005
Website : http://afri.res.in
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