The Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur is one of the eight regional institutes under the Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehradun. The Institute came into existence in April 1988, although its origin goes back to 1973 when a Regional Centre of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun was established at Jabalpur to provide research support to the problems of forest management in central India. The institute has not only steadily advanced in terms of infrastructure but also specialized itself as a major nucleus for research on forestry and ecology related problems of tropical forests of the central region comprising of the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Orissa.



1.   To undertake research on silviculture and management in tropical forests and agroforestry models for livelihood support.

2.   To provide   scientific advice to the central and state governments  aiding  informed  decision  making  in matters  of  national  and  regional  importance  and international commitments and to address forestry research needs.

3.   To undertake biodiversity and ecological assessments for development of site specific conservation strategies,  including climate change mitigation and adaptation issues in tropical ecosystems.

4.   To undertake research on conservation and genetic improvement of commercially important tree species of tropical forests for productivity enhancement.

5.   To undertake and promote forestry research, education and extension, leading to scientific and sustainable management of forests, with special focus on tropical and deciduous forests.

6.   To provide technical assistance and material support to states, forest dependent communities, forest based industries, tree & NTFP growers and other stakeholders in their forestry based programmes for conservation and sustainable use of forest resources.

7.  To develop appropriate cultivation, harvest and post- harvest techniques for important NTFP and lesser known tree species.

8.   To undertake research and knowledge management on various aspects of forests, viz., forest soils, invasive species, forest fires, insect pests and diseases.

9.   To  develop,  upscale,  disseminate  and  share  of  appropriate  technologies  to  end-users  through innovative extension strategies and capacity building programmes.

10.  To undertake all such activities as necessary, incidental and conducive to attainment of the objectives of the council.


Core Research Areas:

1- Eco-restoration of Vindhyan, Satpura and Maikal hills and Western Ghats, Rehabilitation of mined areas

2- Development and demonstration in agroforestry models

3- Forest protection

4- Biofertilizers and biopesticides

5- Non-wood forest products

6- Planting stock improvement

7- Biodiversity assessment, conservation and development

8- Sustainable forest management

9- Planting stock improvement

10- Climate change

11- Environmental amelioration

12- Forest products development

13- Biofuels from forests

14- Development of agroforestry models

15- Forest protection

16- Forest extension


Geographical Jurisdiction:

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Odisha


Key Achievements: (Click on link to view detail)

1-  Research

2-  Extension

3-  Education


Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

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