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.



Forestry research for conservation of biodiversity and enhancement of bio-productivity in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diuwith special emphasis on arid and semi-arid regions.


Core Research Areas:

1- To develop techniques for rain water harvesting in dry areas.

2- To develop technology for afforestation of stress sites.

3- Eco-stabilization of deserts with emphasis on sand dune fixation.

4- To develop techniques for production of high quality planting materials.

5- Provenance trials of important dry zone species.

6- Studies on bio-fertilizers and biopesticides.

7- Biodiversity and climate change.

8- Research on Non-Wood Forest Products of dry zones.

9- Tree improvement through tissue culture & genetic engineering.

10- To develop suitable agroforestry models for dry areas.


Geographical Jurisdiction:

Rajasthan, Gujarat, Dadara & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.


Key Achievements: (Click on link to view detail)

1 - Research

2 - Education

3 - Extension

4 - Others


Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects


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