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Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
(An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India)

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Tropical Forest Research Institute Jabalpur


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.

Director's Message

Dr. N. Kulkarni,   Director

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the official webpage of Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI), Jabalpur. Thrust areas of research in the Institute relate to non-wood forest products, rehabilitation of mined areas and other stress sites, development and demonstration of agroforestry models, planting stock improvement, developing tissue culture protocols for difficult species of central Indian forests and control of forest diseases and insect pests.

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 is headed by Director and has a staff strength of 201 including 36 scientists and 21 officers. Campus of the Institute is situated 10 km south east of Jabalpur on NH -12A. The campus is spread over an area of 109 ha amidst picturesque surroundings. In addition, the Institute has an experimental area extending over 300 ha at a distance of about 8 km from the Institute. The area enjoys semi-arid type of climate with mean annual precipitation of 1358 mm. The campus of the Institute is fully developed with facilities like office cum laboratory building, library and information building, bio-technology laboratory, residential complex, bank, post-office, dispensary, central school, community hall, scholars' transit hostel, scientists' hostel, sports ground and rest house.


To develop Tropical Forest Research Institute as a focal institution for providing strong research support to sustainable development of forests and forestry sectors in central India comprising of the states of Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.


To conduct research on :

• Eco-restoration of Vindhyan, Satpura and Maikal hills and Western Ghats, Rehabilitation of mined areas
• Development and demonstration in agroforestry models
• Forest protection
• Biofertilizers and biopesticides
• Non-wood forest products
• Planting stock improvement


  • Biodiversity assessment, conservation and development

  • Sustainable forest management

  • Planting stock improvement

  • Climate change

  • Environmental amelioration

  • Forest products development

  • Biofuels from forests

  • Development of agroforestry models

  • Forest protection

  • Forest extension


The institute implements its mandate of research programme through highly qualified scientists, forest officers and trained technical personnel placed in eight research divisions viz., Agro-forestry, Biodiversity and Sustainable Management, Forest Ecology and Rehabilitation, Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology, Genetics and Plant Propagation, Non-Wood Forest Produce, Silviculture and Joint Forest Management and an Extension division, each headed by a senior scientist/forester. It caters to the overall research needs of forests of four central Indian states, viz. Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Orissa, in particular, and specific issues of forests and forestry sector confronting India, in general. The central region extending from Bay of Bengal in the east to Arabian sea in the west is well endured with natural tropical forests which are rich in floristic wealth.

The extension division acts as an interface between the institute and the outside, including ICFRE institutes, government organization, farmers, industries and NGOs for dissemination of information and technologies developed at the institute. It organizes seminars, training courses and exhibitions at different places, besides publishing technical bulletins, brochures, pamphlets, posters, etc.

Research Divisions

1. Agro-Forestry
2. Biodiversity and Sustainable Management
3. Forest Ecology and Rehabilitation
4. Forest Entomology
5. Forest Pathology
6. Genetics and Plant Propagation
7. Non Wood Forest Produce
8. Silviculture and Joint Forest Management
9. Extension

Consultancy and training

- Nursery development
- Cultivation and value addition of NWFP including medicinal plants
- Planting stock improvement and plant propagation
- Bio-control
- Eco-restoration of difficult sites
- Forest protection
- Agroforestry systems
- Monitoring and evaluation of forest plantations etc.

Contact Address:

Tropical Forest Research Institute
P.O.: R.F.R.C., Mandla Road,
Jabalpur (M.P.) - 482 021

Phone number:

Group Coordinator (Research): 0761- 4044003 (O)
Coordinator (Facilities): 0761-4044004 (O)
Controller: 0761-4044010 (O)
Computer & I. T. Section: 0761-4044006
FAX: 0761-2840484, 4044002
E-Mail: dir_tfri@yahoo.co.in

Projects Undertaken

Completed Projects 2008-2009


Continued Projects - -


New Project Initiated - - 2010-2011
Externally Aided      
Completed Projects 2008-2009 - -
Continued Projects - - -
Project Initiated - - -




Designation Tel. Office Tel. Res. E-Mail

Dr. N. Kulkarni

Director, TFRI, Jabalpur

+91-761- 2840483, 4044002 (O)

+91-761- 2840482, 4044011 (R)


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Disclaimer : All efforts have been made to make the information shown as accurate as possible. The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) will not be responsible for any loss to any person caused by inaccuracy in the information available on this website. Any discrepancy found may be brought to the notice of ICFRE head_it@icfre.org