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Rain Forest Research Institute Jorhat

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Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), Jorhat, Assam, is one of the constituent institutes of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun.

The Institute came into being in 1988 to cater the forestry related research & extension needs of the North Eastern Region of the country. The Institute encompasses of all the disciplines of forestry research. Recently an Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (ARCBAR) has also been established at Aizwal in Mizoram under this institute.



The vision of the institute is to develop itself as a “Center of Excellence for Bamboo”.


  1. Conservation of forest ecosystem with emphasis on natural regeneration.

  2. Management of shifting cultivation areas.

  3. Management of community forests.

  4. Planting practices for eco-restoration.

  5. Conservation and sustainable management of Bamboos and Rattans.

Director's Message

Shri R.S.C. Jayaraj

Director, RFRI Jorhat

Sustainable development of the states of North East Council, through people oriented forestry research and extension activities has been the prime motto of Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), Jorhat, a constituent institute of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun. This is one of the most diverse regions of India, may it be ecological, socio-economic, cultural, topographic, climatic or ethnic point of view.

It has its own distinctive structural and species composition, considered as the bowl of biodiversity and is one of the mega biodiversity hotspot regions of the world. Thus the institute is uniquely poised for forestry and forestry related activities.

We at RFRI, Jorhat are striving hard to take the advantage of the tremendous opportunities that are available in this region, in forestry research and technology development fields, which will greatly help in poverty alleviation of the region. The institute has a good strength of manpower for the extension of technology and training and we are taking advantage of it. We also have a vision to develop the institute as “Centre of Excellence for Bamboo” within the 11th Five Year Plan; an Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattans (ARCBAR) has already been established in Aizwal, Mizoram.


Projects Undertaken

Completed Projects 2008-2009 2009-2010 - 2013-2014 2014-2015 -
Continued Projects - - 2010-2011 - - 2015-2016
New Project Initiated - - 2010-2011 - - 2015-2016
Externally Aided
Completed Projects 2008-2009 - - 2013-2014 - -
Continued Projects - - - - - 2015-2016
Project Initiated - - - - - 2015-2016




Designation Tel. Office Tel. Res. Fax No. E-Mail

Shri  R.S.C. Jayaraj

Director, RFRI Jorhat


+91-376-  2305130 dir_rfri@icfre.org

For more information visit : http://rfri.icfre.gov.in


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