Forest Research Institute Dehradun

1- Biological Control of Eucalyptus Gall Wasp, Leptocybe invasa.

2- Development of tissue culture protocol for propagation and conservation of Ginkgo biloba L.

3- Efficacy of Clothianidin 7.5 CS on termites in building construction

4- Afforestation of Melia composita wildd.in disaster affected areas of Uttarakhand

5- Establishing a common facility center at Hoshiyarpur for wood industries and small scale wood works at Punjab

6- Evaluation of antifungal properties and chemical characterization of active principles (s) of Berbaris aristata DC collected from different provenances of Himalayas

7- Induction, Evaluation and Development of Polyplooids in Azadirachta indica

8- Development of plant based pesticides for management of Poplar defoliators, its trial in northern region and conduction of awareness programme for farmers

9- Genetic improvement for productivity, chemical constituents and insecticidal properties of Polygonatum verticillatum Linn.

10- To act as technical advisor/expert for the ecological restoration work being undertaken by BCCL on OB dumps/mined out areas (40.0ha) by BCCL Dhanbad"

11- Biotechnological interventions for valorization of biomass waste residues into antioxidants

12- Effect of altitude and seasons on soil respiration, bacterial communities and enzyme activities in Uttarakhand

13- CAMPA/NCAC assistance to Centre of Excellence on Forest Genetic Resources at FRI Dehradun

14- Up-gradation attar value chain development of improved production technology and standard specification for quality control

15- Study on Impact of Ban on green felling on bio physical status of forest in context to production in prescribed in working plan vis-à-vis actual production from the forest of Uttarakhand

16- Utilization of Banana Stem Juice for renewable energy and value added products

17- Management and utilization of Lantana camara to improve livelihood in Kandi region of Punjab

18- Bio prospecting of Essential oils

19- Value addition to guar gum and its by products

20- Phytochemical evaluation of Habenaria edgeworthei Hook.F. ex collect and Habenaria intermedia D.Dun the important Astavarg species

21- Assessment of medicinal plant conservation areas established by NMPB India

22- Identification of superior genotypes of temperate medicinal plants

23- Taxonomic study of Tettigoniidae (orthoptera) of India under AICP New Delhi

24- Climate Change vulnerability in Indian Forest

25- Study on utilization of cationic cellulose as strength additive for quality paper production

26- Monitoring and evaluation of plantation nursery and assessment of seed quality for plantations under CAMPA in Uttarakhand

27- Investigation on population biology, characterization and conservation of some high value threatened medicinal plants of north east region”

28- Augmenting Biodiversity and infrastructure for supporting awareness about forest resources with special reference to medicinal and aromatic plants

29- Integration of Hybrid Solar Thermal energy storage system in booster reflectors augmented green house type solar timber dryer

30- Supply of genetically improved planting stock of Melia dubia Cav. to Punjab Forest Department

31- Cecidology and nursery establishment of Pistacia integerrima for exploring possibility of in-situ leaf gall production

32- Production of reducing sugars through pre-treatment lignocellulosic biomass for bioethonol./

33- Chemical examination and value addition of edible mushrooms Astraeus hygrometricus

34- Compilation of biomass studies from various sources and development of BEF and R:S from available data

35- Analysis of climatic data of New Forest for working out changing trends of various climatic variables over recent past

36- Assessment of hydrological services imparted by forest of Kempty watershed (Mussoorie)

37- Study on adaptive response of plants to elevated CO2 conditions

38- Studies on natural durability of plantation grown species with conventional /eco-friendly preservatives (ZIBOC)

39- Use of near infrared spectroscopy for rapid evaluation of physical and strength properties of Melia composita

40- Effect of different adhesives on the bending strength of finger jointed Eucalyptus sections.

41- AICP on genetic improvementt of Melia composita Wild.

42- Clonal propagation of newly developed superior hybrids/genotypes of Eucalypts and their development in the field.

43- Field evaluation of recombinants emanating from F1 and F2 generations of Corymbia (Syn. Eucalyptus) hybrid C. citrodora Hook. x C. torelliana F.v. Muell for high productivity (follow up ).

44- Genetic diversity and adaptability though morphological and molecular markers in Dalbergia sissoo Roxb./

45- Selection and genetic evaluation of Ailanthus excelsa germplasm in Northern India.

46- Development and extension of Trichoderma spp. based formulation for disease biocontrol and plant growth promotion of eucalypts seedlings.

47- Value addition and utilization of Cassia tora seeds

48- Post fires impact on soil properties and microorganisms in Chirpine and Oak forests of Uttarakhand. Dr BM Dimri, 3 Years, 2017-2020.

49- Seasoning studies on important species of bamboos for handicrafts using Dehumidifier kiln and Vacuum kiln. Dr NK Upreti, 3 years, 2017-2020.

50- Epidemiology and management of Chlorophorus annularis Fab. (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)– A major borer of cut and dry bamboo. Dr KP Singh, 3 years, 2017-2020

51- Insect pests of Western Himalayan Oaks and their control, Dr. Arun P. Singh, 4 years, 2017-2021.

52- Exploratory Studies of Friction Induced Welding on Indian Wood Species for making Joints. Shailendra Kumar, 4 years, 2017-21.

53- Studies on role of nano-fillers in wood composites and finger-jointed solid wood. Mrs. Ismita Nautiyal, 3 years, 2017-2020.

54- Utilization of forest biomass through value added application as source of natural dyes. Dr Rakesh Kumar. 3 years, 2017-2020.

55- Studies on the Radio Frequency Curing of adhesives in manufacturing of Plywood. DP Khali, 3 years, 2017-2020.

56- Development of Gmelina arborea and Emblica officinalis based agroforestry models on degraded lands in Uttrakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Rambir Singh, 5 years, 2017-2022.

57- Development of Kachnar (Bauhinia variegata), Bhimal (Grewia optiva) and Kadam (Anthocephalus cadamba) based agroforestry models on farmers land under rainfed conditions in Uttarakhand. Charan Singh, 5 years, 2017-2022

58- Conservation of Litsea glutinosa-an endangered and threatened medicinal tree of north west Himalayas. Navabahar, 4 years,2017-2021.

59- Modification of difficult to treat timbers by Microwave technique for improving impregnation of preservatives. Ajmal Samani, 5 years, 2017-2022.

60- Evaluation of Indigenous Tree Species for Reclamation of Salt Affected Lands in Agro-Climatic Zones of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Alok Yadav, 3 Years, 2017-2020.

61- Assessment of decay in trees by nondestructive technique. Dr. Y M Dubey, 1 and half year,

62- Butterflies associated with different forest types/sub-types in Uttarakhand. Dr. Arun P.Singh, 3 years, 2017-2020

63- Studies on taxonomy and host range of larval parasitoids, Apanteles spp. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Uttarakhand and Haryana. Dr. Mohd. Yousuf, 3 years, 2017-2020.

64- Evaluation of Germplasm and Transcriptome studies in Eucalypts for Water logging and Salinity. Dr. Santan Barthwal, 3years, 2017-2020

65- Characterization of the Hill Bamboo Species (Ringal) of the North- Western Himalayas for their Conservation and Genetic Improvement. R K Meena, 3years,2017-2020.

66- Molecular Mechanism of Rhizome Growth and Development in Dendrocalamus strictus. Dr. Santan Barthwal, 3Years, 2017-2020

67- Development of a solar heated vacuum dryer with a thermal energy storage system. Shailendra Kumar,

68- Studies on phytochemical composition of Osyris quadripartita Salzm. ex Decne.

69- Bioprospecting of Pinus roxburghii needles wax and other extractive

70- Enzymatic intervention for quality improvement of essential oil from Cyperus scariosus and Zanthoxylum armatum

71- Performance evaluation of imported timbers after treatment with conventional (CCA, CCB) and environmental-safe (ZiBOC) preservative in prototype cooling tower

72- Nutritional and quality evaluation of selected wild edible plants as a source of functional food.

73- Molecular characterization of selected medicinal plants of Uttarakhand.

74- Digitization and enrichment of National Forest Insect Collection (NFIC) of Forest Research Institute Phase-II (minute insects).

75- Carbon Sequestration and Carbon stock estimation from the Soils under different Forest Covers in Uttarakhand.

76- Study of structural dynamics and genetic improvement of Grevillea robusta A. Cunn (Silver Oak).

77- Screening of poplar clones for tolerance against poplar leaf defoliator, Clostera cupreata But

78- Expression profiling of mevalonate (MVA) pathway and methyle erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway transcript in Cymbopogon winterianus under pathogen stress



Tropical Forest Research Institute Jabalpur

ICFRE Funded Projects

1- Development of Gmelina based agroforestry system in Madhya Pradesh.

2- Quality Improvement of Selected Tree Fodder Species for different regions of the Country: Development of Standardized Protocols for their Plantation and Management with special focus on Forest Fringe Villages. (An All India Co-ordinated Project)

3- Biodiversity, Regeneration and life history feedback of forest communities in response to canopy openings under selection cum improvement felling system

4- Population dynamics, structure and genetic diversity of Pterocarpus marsupium in the Tropical forests of Madhya Pradesh

5- Determining biocontrol efficacy of spider against insect- pests of paddy based agro-forestry system

6- Understanding plant-water relations to annual weather fluctuations in dominant forest tree species in Madhya Pradesh

7- Field evaluation of biopesticides, ivermectin and spinosad against major insect larval defoliators

8- Documentation of insect fauna & flora of mangrove ecosystems in Odisha.

9- Development of integrated insect pest and disease control system for Albizia and Dalbergia in plantations in M.P. & MS.

10- Development of delivery system for field application of Canthecona furcellata as biological control agent against major insect pests (of forest species).

11- Documentation of biodiversity of forest fungi of central India.

12- "All India Coordinated programme for genetic improvement of Teak". as four sub projects: Sub project: - (i) Selection of plus trees, raising their progeny trials and establishing germplasm bank. (TFRI, Jabalpur) Sub project: - (ii) Development of management practices of teak seed production areas, seedling seed orchards and clonal seed orchards. (TFRI & SFRI, Jabalpur) Sub project: - (iii) Production of transgenic teak tolerant to defoliating pests. (TFRI, Jabalpur) Sub project: - (iv) Studies on population structure, linkage disequilibrium and marker-trait association mapping of teak. (FRI & TFRI, Jabalpur)

13- Evaluation of progeny trials of Tectona grandis and production of improved planting stock resistant to defoliator and leaf skeletonizer.

14- Studies on improving adventitious rooting in Dalbergia latifolia Roxb. and field performance of its rooted plantlets.

15- Evaluation of phytochemicals from forest species- Acacia concinna, Sapindus laurifolius and Ziziphus mauritiana for removal of chemical residues from edible produce

16- Studies on maturation and viability of seeds of five important tropical species: Adina cordifolia, Mitragyna parviflora, Lannea coromandelica, Ougeinia oojeinensis and Anogeissus acuminata for effective collection and seed storage.

17- Study on ecophysiology of seed germination and seedling survival for restoration of natural regeneration of four threatened/ rare species of Central India

18- Developing a predictive fire model on forests of Maharashtra with relation to various factors and to delineate suitable strategies.

19- Assessment of impact of constructed water harvesting structure on soil moisture/vegetation in Bundelkhand using Remote Sensing & GIS techniques.

EXTERNALLY Funded Projects

1- Empowering tribal community through Lac cultivation in Madhya Pradesh

2- Preparation of user-friendly data-base of phyto-diversity in Satpura Plateau Agroclimatic zone of Madhya Pradesh

3- Standardization of plantation techniques for major forest plant species in Madhya Pradesh

4- Ecological assessment of floral diversity in MPCA of Chhattisgarh with special emphasis on species of medicinal importance and conservation priority

5- Establishing Arachnarium at TFRI, Jabalpur, M.P

6- Carbon sequestration through afforestation at Rourkela Steel Plant, Odisha

7- Assessing the impact of pruning of Diospyros melanoxylon bushes on its yield, quality and natural regeneration of tree species in Maharashtra

8- Distribution, field biology and integrated pest management of major white grub species infesting teak seedlings in M.P.

9- Taxonomic study of Tettigoniidae (Orthoptera) of India” (under All India Co-ordinated project on Taxonomy (AICOPTAX))

10- Study of sal regeneration in borer affected areas

11- Studies on the diversity of beneficial insects in forest ecosystem in Madhya Pradesh

12- Germplasm collection and ex-situ conservation of Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb

13- Bamboo genetic evaluation, improvement and propagation

14- Commercial production of quality planting material of bamboo species

15- Development of tissue culture protocols for important forestry species, viz., Buchanania lanzan, Madhuca indica and Tamarindus indica

16- Assessment of genetic structure, linkage disequilibrium and marker-wood trait association in CPTs of teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) maintained at National Teak Germplasm Bank, Chandrapur (M.S.), using molecular markers

17- Standardization of non-destructive harvesting practices of Commiphora wightii oleogum resin

18- Impact of forest covers change on regulation stream flows of the Narmada River Basin using Macroscale Hydrological Model



Arid Forest Research Institute Jodhpur

1- Enhancing fodder productivity through silvipastoral system on degraded land of India: (AFRI-02/NWFP/Int (ICFRE)AICP/2012-2018).

2- Quantification, value addition of NTFP and improved agricultural productivity to enhance livelihood opportunities in Tribal belt of Sirohi district of Rajasthan.(AFRI-03/ NWFP /Int(ICFRE)AICP/2012-2018).

3- Studies on seed germination and nursery technology of Anogeissus pendula. (AFRI-22/Silvi/ICFRE/2016-19)

4- Rehabilitation of salt affected soil with amendments of biofertilizer (AM Fungi). (AFRI-23/AF&E/ICFRE/2016-19)

5- Integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) of important tree species in nurseries of Rajasthan. (AFRI-24/FP/ICFRE/2016-21)

6- Selection of efficient AM fungi, PSBs and Azospirillum for productivity enhancement of Dendrocalamus strictus&Bambusa bambos. (AFRI-25/FP/ICFRE/2016-20)

7- Evaluation of existing plantations, establishment of agro forestry trials and capacity building of promote Sandal wood (Santalum album) cultivation in Gujarat and Rajasthan. (AFRI-40/Silvi/ICFRE/2017-20)

8- Multilocational clonal trials of Casuarina species for multiple end uses in Gujarat State. (AFRI-41/Silvi/ICFRE/2017-22)

9- Development of Integrated management strategy against flower gall inducers of Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce. (AFRI-37/FP/ICFRE/2017-2022)

10- Study on crop yield, soil fertility and gum production in Acacia senegal based traditional agroforestry system in arid region of Rajasthan. (AFRI-42/AF&E/ICFRE/2017-22)

11- Impact of harvesting on soil nutrients and carbon stock in canal side plantations of Indira Gandhi Nahar Project (IGNP). (AFRI-43/FE/ICFRE/2017-2022)

12- Capacity building of VFPCs/SHGsthrough value addition of selected underutilized NTFPs for enhanced livelihood opportunities in arid and semiarid Rajasthan. (AFRI-44/NWFP/ICFRE/2017-2020)

13- Diversity of pollinators and their role in fruit/ pod production of Acacia senegal, Capparis decidua and Prosopis cineraria in Rajasthan. (AFRI-26/FP/ICFRE/2016-19)

14- Screening of DNA markers to distinguish male and female Ailanthus excelsatrees for higher biomass production. (AFRI-28/FGTB/ICFRE/2016-19)

15- Development of tissue culture protocol for economically important bamboo- Schizostachym dullooa. (AFRI-29/FGTB/ICFRE/2016-21)

16- In silico identification of abiotic stress-tolerance candidate genes using co-expression network analysis and comparative genomics. (AFRI-30/FGTB/ICFRE/2016-18)

17- Identification of juvenility markers to improve rooting potential of some important tree species. (AFRI-31/FGTB/ICFRE/2016-20)

18- Genetic improvement of Azadirachta indica (Neem) through transgene pyramiding for enhancement of cold endurance. (AFRI-39/FGTB/ICFRE/2017-22)

19- Evaluation of plant growth promoting (PGP) activity of Rhizobium from native legumes and development of consortia with other PGP rhizobacteria. (AFRI-38/FP/ICFRE/2017-22)

20- Studies on phenology, molecular analysis and wood properties of Tecomella undulate with respect to three flower colour morphotypes. (AFRI-45/FGTB/ICFRE/2017-2020).

External Aided Projects Ongoing

21- Productivity enhancement of Kair (Capparis decidua) to generate livelihood in rural area of 'Thar Desert (AFRI-07/NWFP/Ext(SFD:Raj)2013-18).

22- Standardization of non-destructive harvesting practice of Commiphora wightii gum oleogum resin (AFRI-01/NWFP/Ext(NMPB)/2014-17).

23- Studies on post harvest technologies of Azadirachta indica and Acacia senegal as alternative timber species for handicraft industries (AFRI-14/NWFP/Ext.(DST)/2014-17).

24- Optimization of processing methods for Prosopis cineraria and Capparis decidua fruits for their improved utilization in western Rajasthan (AFRI-15/NWFP/Ext(DST)/ 2014-17).

25- Documentation of Neem products and their role in socio-economic upliftment of rural livelihood in Rajasthan and Gujarat (AFRI-16/NWFP/Ext(DST)/ 2014-17).

26- Study on the effects of tree on soil fertility and crop production in Rajasthan (AFRI-33/AF&ED/SFD(Raj.)/2016-2019

27- Development of package for integrated management of insect pests & diseases(IPDM) and improvement of planting stock material of neem (Azadirachta indica) through biofertlizers (AFRI-12/FP/Ext(DST)/2014-17).

28- Phytoremediation of soil for productivity enhancement during land disposal of effluent (AFRI-113/FED/SFD-Raj/2011-18).

29- Value addition to plants of agricultural and horticultural importance by application of consortium of root fungal endophyte and nitrogen fixing prokaryote – Azotobacter spp (AFRI-19/FP/EXT(DST)/2015-17)

30- Induction, evaluation and development of polyploides in Azadirachta indica (AFRI-20/Sil./Ext.(IFFCO)/2015-2018).

31- Development of seed production areas and haploid plants of Commiphora wightii (Arnott) a rare and threatened medicinal plant.(AFRI-35/FGTB/Ext(NMPB)/2016-19).

32- Clonal propagation, characterization and biochemical analysis of Leptadenia auriculata – A threatened medicinal plant. (AFRI-36/FGTB/Ext(NMPB)/2016-19).

33- Non-destructive in vitro production of pharmaceutically active natural extract containing guggulsterones-a potent cardio-protective and anti-cancer drug from Commiphora wightii (Guggul) using bioreactor.(AFRI-46/FGTB/Ext(NMPB)/2017-2020)

34- Studies on the effects of MPOWER programme on mitigation and adaptation towards Climate Change in western Rajasthan (Phase II) (AFRI-17/FED/Ext(MPOWER)/2016-17)

35- Assessment of biological diversity and people perception for developmental plan and awareness generation in community reserve areas in Jodhpur dstrict



Advanced Research Centre for bamboo and Rattan, Bethlehem Vengthlang, Aizawl, Mizoram

Presently following research projects funded by the ICFRE are going on:

1. Studies on nursery diseases of economically important tree species in Mizoram and their management.

2. Assessment, documentation and characterization of lichen diversity in Mizoram, North East India.

3. Assessment, documentation and characterization of lichen diversity of Tripura, North East India.

4. Micro-propagation of rare and endangered species of orchids of Mizoram and their reintroduction in wild.

5. ICFRE-ICIMOD collaborative project titled REDD+ Himalayas: Developing and Using Experience in Implementing REDD+ in the Himalayas.

6. Co-ordinated research project titled Conservation and evaluation of bamboo genetic resources of North East India

7. Co-ordinated Research Programme on Agar (Aquilaria malaccensis Lamk.).



Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore

NFRP projects

1- Screening tree species for intra-specific variation in carbon sequestration potential under elevated CO2

2- Establishment of second generation seed orchards and selection of clones for high productivity in Eucalyptus

3- Germplasm assemblage and improvement of Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit for industrial biomass productivity

4- Evaluation of inters specific hybrid clones of Eucalypts for productivity and wood traits

5- Incorporating resistance in Eucalyptus to Leptocybe invasa Fisher & La Salle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) through expression of insect specific dsRNA

6- Genetic diversity assessment for management of Eucalyptus seed orchards

7- Evaluation of genetic resources of Melia dubia in Tamil nadu and Kerala for productivity enhancement in tree farming

8- DNA Barcoding of Pterocarpus species

9- Exploration, Collection and Evaluation of Forest Genetic Resources and Development of National Gene bank

10- Productivity studies on commonly cultivated bamboo species in different agro climatic zones of Tamil Nadu

11- Evaluation of windbreaks for enhancing water use efficiency, crop productivity and climate change resilience in farmlands in semiarid regions of Tamil Nadu

12- Insect pests of out planted saplings of ToF (Trees Outside Forests) species and their management

13- Ailanthus excelsa –for alternate protein: as a potential of fodder in terms of nutritive value and qualitative assessment of other secondary compounds

14- Invasion impacts of Acacia mearnsii on changes in soil fertility status of shola forests in the Western Ghats

15- Biocolourant: Bioprospecting of selected accessions of Red tamarind as ecofriendly and protective natural dye in textiles/ foods

16- Genetic improvement of Casuarina for growth and pulp yield through intra and interspecific hybridization

17- Testing of New Set of Provenances of Acacia mangium and Estimation of genetic gain from first and second generation seed orchards

18- Isolation and characterization of Cinnomoyl CoA Reductase gene in Casuarina equisetifolia

19- Production of multi-parent intercross populations of eucalyptus for salinity tolerance

20- Strategies for induction of early flowering in Eucalyptus

21- Assessment of Calophyllum inophyllum clones for oil yield and site specificity

22- Development of seed pelleting techniques for commercially important tree species

23- Evaluation and Popularization of Neolamarckia cadamba in Kerala and Tamil Nadu

24- Evaluation of second generation Eucalyptus camaldulensis clones for higher productivity

25- Genetic improvement of Sweitenia macrophylla for higher productivity

26- Biology, ecology and management of the Casuarina seed pests

27- Selection and screening of germplasm of Acacia nilotica L, in improve Productivity in Tamilnadu

28- Spatial mapping and modelling of wattle invasion for Sustainable management of Shola Grassland Ecosystem of Tamil Nadu

29- Evaluation of Promising Clones of Tamarindus indica L for Higher Fruit Productivity

30- Germplasm assemblage of Dalbergias, its characterization and evaluation

31- Development of biopesticide formulation from seed oil of Simarouba glauca DC for use in forestry

32- Identification of superior strains of Arbuscualr mycorrhizal fungi and Rhizobium for improving planting stocks of Pterocarpus santalinus L.

33- Investigations on Casuarina mortality in different agro-climatic zones of Tamil Nadu and developing of suitable management measures including identification of tolerant materials

34- Agroforestry Interventions and Conservation of Tree Genetic Resources of Acacia leucophloea in traditional 'Korangadu' Silvi-pasture system towards fodder security

35- Industrees for Industries: Deployment, Demonstration & release of E.tereticornis X E.grandis selection to farmers as a veneer and pulp tree crop

36- Genetic Improvement of Thespesia populnea

Externally Aided Projects

1- Documentation of population demography and genetic structure of teak for developing sustainable conservation strategies and resource management

2- In vitro production of secondary metabolites from tree species of Dasamoola through hairy root cultures.

3- Standardization of protocol medium for bamboos in tissue culture lab.

4- Multi-environment non destructive phenotyping of wood property traits in inter-specific hybrids of Eucalyptus.

5- Establishment of phenomics facility and screen water stress tolerant clones of Eucalypts for trait based breeding program.

6- Germplasm Assemblage of Genetic Resources of Gmelina aroborea Roxb in Karnataka

7- Development of descriptors and DUS testing guidelines for indigenous forest tree species (Tectona grandis and Melia dubia) and establishment of Field Gene Bank

8- Rapid Improvement of Casuarina and Leucaena to Enhance Pulpwood Production from Farm Forestry Plantations.

9- Screening of International Germplasm of Casuarina equisetifolia for Enhancing Productivity and Rural Livelihood in Tamil Nadu.

10- Clonal evaluation of Ailanthus excelsa in Different Agroclimatic zones of Tamilnadu.

11- Selection and Muti-location Testing of Gmelina arborea Clones for Growth, Form and Wood Traits

12- Conservation and improvement of Calophyllum inophyllum-A potential TBO of Karnataka

13- Improvement and popularization of Swietenia mahogani for rural livelihood promotion in Tree – Outside-Forests (TOFs) – A potential timber yielding tree species of Meliaceae.

14- Insecticidal potential and Biological activity of Semecarpus anacardium against Defoliators

15- Exploration of Potential Beneficial Microbes in different Forest and Agriculture Ecosystems in Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu and Imparting Training cum Demonstration on Bio-fertilizer Production and Application in Nursery and Field

16- Insect pest complexes on medicinal plants and the influence of pest damage on their active principles

17- Enhancing the productivity and rooting ability of important medicinal plants of S. oblonga and H. indicus

18- Seed source matching and ameliorating canal bund, homestead grown teak in Tamilnadu

19- Studies on restoration and species recovery in a globally near threatened Red Listed Mangrove Ceriops decandra

20- DUS Centre for Eucalyptus and Casuarina.

21- Development of candidate gene based DNA markers in Eucalypts for linkage and QTL mapping

22- Development of DUS Descriptors for Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus L. f) and Indian Sandal Wood (Santalum album L.) and documentation of indigenous (traditional) knowledge regarding these species.

23- Selection and Vegetative propagation of superior clones of Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus L.) for mass multiplication and large scale planting.

24- Development of descriptors and DUS testing guidelines for Ailanthus excelsa Roxb. and establishment of Gene Bank

25- Conservation and restoration strategies for traded trees of Eastern Ghats

26- Research to assess performance of Sandal seeds in nursery and field on comparative performance assessment of pelletized, non-pelletized and planted seedlings in the field

27- Registration and commercialization of the most effective biopesticide formulation using the seed extract of Hydnocarpus pentandra for the management of insect pests of agriculture and forestry importance

28- Taxonomic study of Orthoptera of Tamilnadu

29- Transfer of products/technology on biobooster to Irular tribes in forestfringe villages of Coimbatore, Tamilnadu: An alternate source of livelihood support

30- AICOPTAX on Taxonomic study of Tettigoniidae of India

31- Assessment of plant bio-diversity of Silent Valley Buffer Zone

32- Evaluation of selected clones of Teak through multi site testing to identify site specific clones for large scale plantations

33- Selection, evaluation, conservation and documentation of genetic resources of Teak and other important tree species for enhancement of productivity



Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat

1- AICP programme for Genetic Improvement of Melia (Under AICP on Melia) Components: Survey of natural forest and manmade plantations to select CPTs and plus trees Establishment of Multi-locational evaluation trials for testing selected genotypes under different agro-climatic conditions for stability, adaptability and productivity Standardize DNA based tools for application of Biotechnological interventions and enforce marker assisted selection to improve the productivity

2- Screening of Gmelina arborea Roxb.clone for productivity and stability.

3- Phyto-diversity and carbon stock assessment of Trees Outside Forests in Upper Assam using Remote Sensing and GIS

4- Development of descriptors and evaluation of artificial inoculation in Aquilaria malaccensis Lamk.

5- Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni)-livelihood option for the people of North East India.

6- Investigations into the mortality of Parkia roxburghii G. Don in North East India.

7- A study on distribution and phenological events of Pinus kesiya along an altitudinal gradient at regional scale in North East India Himalayas.

8- Identification of suitable clones of Populus species for Northeast India through genetic evaluation.

9- Bamboo genetic evaluation, improvement and propagation

10- Commercial production of quality planting material of bamboo species

11- Assessment of Carbon stock and Carbon sequestration potential of major land use sectors in Nagaland and Upper Assam

12- Adaptation and mitigation measures in relation to shortening of jhum cycle vis-à-vis soil nutrient status and productivity in different traditional systems of Nagaland.

13- Assessment of selected ecosystem services and their inter-linkage with human wellbeing in Dibru-Saikhowa Biosphere Reserve, Assam.

14- Standardization of nursery techniques of selected wild fruit-plants of North East India for their effective conservation and development of value added products for inclusive growth.

15- Studies on changes in Soil Quality and Carbon Buildup under different land use systems in Nagaland.

16- Assessment, documentation and characterization of lichen diversity in Mizoram, Northeast India.

17- Isolation and study the efficiency of Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, phosphate and potash solubilizing bacteria in enhancing productivity and nutrient status of degraded soil under shifting cultivation of Karbi Anglong, Assam.

18- Studies on nurseries diseases of economically important tree species of Mizoram and their management.

19- Biological Control of Invasive species with reference to Meghalaya Forest

20- Introduction trial of Casuarina species in Assam for Control of Soil Erosion in the banks of Brahmaputra and for meeting the fuelwood needs of people

21- Establishment of small Bamboo Nursery

22- Standardization and Popularization of Treated Bamboo Products in Ericulture.

23- Co-ordinated Research Programme on Agar (Aquilaria malaccensis Lamk.)

24- Conservation and Evaluation of Bamboo Genetic Resources in Northeast India

25- Assessment, Documentation and Characterization of Lichen diversity of Tripura

26- Micropropagation of rare and endangered species of orchids of Mizoram and their re-introduction in wild.

27- Performance evaluation of native plant growth promoting rhizobacteria for crop productivity enhancement in jhum fields of Nagaland

28- Expression profiling of mevalonate (MVA) pathway and methyl erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway transcripts in Cymbopogon winteranius under pathogen stress

29- Exploration and utilization of wild mushroom diversity in Mizoram.

30- Landscape Initiative for Far-Eastern Himalayas (Hi-LIFE)

31- Taxonomic study of Tettigonidae (Orthoptera) of India

32- Enumeration of Teak Coppice Sample Plots in Tripura

33- REDD-plus Himalayas: Developing and Using Experience in Implementing REDD-plus in the Himalayas (PILOT PROJECT IN MIZORAM)

34- Capacity building on bamboo treatment techniques for promotion of Earthquake Resilient Housings and Structures in Hill regions of Tripura.

35- Development and optimization of biochar enriched supercompost from forest necromass for enhanced soil carbon sequestration

36- Standardization of Inoculation Technique for Agarwood formation in Aquilaria malaccensis Lamk. in Khasi and Garo Hills of Meghalaya



HIMALAYAN FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HFRI), SHIMLA

Under ICFRE-PLAN Budget:

1- Survey and Evaluation of Silvi-Pastoral Systems in Himachal Pradesh and Its Role in Sustaining Community Livelihood

2- Carbon sequestration potential of existing land use system in Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh.

3- Identification, Ecological Assessment for Selection and Screening of Superior and Insect Pest Resistant Clones of Salix for their Cultivation, Production Trends and Conservation in the Cold Deserts of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir

4- Ecological studies in Alpine pastures of District Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

5- Analyzing Impact of Control Burning on Plant Diversity and Soil Properties in Chir-pine Forests.

6- Studies on Changing Forest Insect-Pests Status of High Altitude Transitional Zones and their Management in Himachal Pradesh

7- Standardization of grafting technique in Cedrus deodarae (Roxb.) G. Don

8- Standardization of agro-techniques and evaluation of growth parameters of J. polycarpos C. Koch under nursery and field conditions

9- Community Dependency on Oak Forests for Fodder and Comparative Analysis of Different Oak Species of Himachal Himalayas for Nutritive Value and Leaf Biomass Production as Influenced by Lopping, Aspect, Altitude and Crown Architecture.

10- Characterization of Hills Bamboo species (Ringal) of the North-Western Himalayas for their conservation and genetic improvement. PI: Dr. Rajesh Sharma (August, 2017 – July, 2020).

Externally Aided Projects:

1- Awareness Training for Conservation of Pinus gerardiana (Chilgoza) through Scientific Intervention in Moorang Forest Range of District Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

2- Technological Intervention and Networking and Basic Community Needs in Mountain of Himachal Himalayas. [A Collaborative project with Himalayan Research Group (HRG), Shimla]

Funding Agency: DST, New Delhi

3- Assessment of Floristic Diversity in Tundah Wildlife Sanctuary of District Chamba, Himachal Pradesh for Its Long Term Ecological Monitoring.

Funding Agency: HPSFD under CAT Plan

4- Assessment of Vegetation in Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary, District Lahaul-Spiti, Himachal Pradesh.

Funding Agency: HPSFD under CAT Plan

5- Innovative Technologies for Climate change mitigation and Biodiversity Conservation with Alternate Livelihood opportunities for Mountain Communities in North Western Himachal Himalayas. [A Collaborative project with Himalayan Research Group (HRG), Shimla]

Funding Agency: National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS), MoEF &CC, New Delhi

6- Biological Control of Thysanoplusia orichalcea (F.) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): A Potential Insect-Pest of Saussurea costus in North-Western Himalayas and Extension of Protection Technology to Local Communities. Funding Agency: NMPB, New Delhi

7- Conservation of Pinus gerardiana through Mycorrhizal Biotechnology.

Funding Agency: GBPIHED, Almora under IERP

8- Biodiversity, Habitat Association and GIS mapping of Noctuid moths (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera) of Chirpine forest of Jammu Province (Jammu & Kashmir) India

Funding Agency: GBPIHED, Almora under IERP

9- Studies on improving livelihood generation through scientific interventions in Pinus gerardiana Wall. and important wild mushrooms in Himachal Pradesh

Funding Agency: DST, New Delhi

10- Programme Support on Elucidation of Biosynthetic Pathways and Development of Gene Markers for High Value Endangered Medicinal Herbs of NW Himalayas. A Collaborative project with JUIT Wakanaghat, Solan

Funding Agency: DST, New Delhi

11- Evaluation of Genetic Superiority and stability of identified high active ingredient content, excession of Valeriana jatamansi Jones and Podophyllum hexandrum Royle through multi-locational trials.

Funding Agency: NMPB, New Delhi

12- Standardization of Nursery and Propagation Methods of Trillium govanianum Wall. ex. D.Don (Nag. Chhatri).

Funding Agency: NMPB, New Delhi

13- Standardization of Nursery Techniques for Mass Multiplication of Polygonatum cirrhifolium (Wall) Royle (Mahameda) and its Extension among Local Communities.

Funding Agency: NMPB, Ministry of Ayush



Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi

1- Collection, Conservation and Evaluation of Melia dubia germplasm from North Bengal, Odisha Hills and other parts of India for identification and release of superior clones. [P.I- Sh. Aditya Kumar, Scientist- B, PP – 5 years (2013 – 2018) & Budget outlay - `. 50.00 lakh ]

2- Risk Assessment of Lantana camara using Spatial Distribution Modeling Approach in Latehar District. [PI - Dr. Sharad Tiwari, Scientist - F; PP- 3 years (2016 – 2019); Budget - `. 18.98 lakh]

3- Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) marker discovery to resolve Bambusa tulda-longispiculata - nutans-teres complex in bamboo taxonomy [PI - Dr. Sanjay Singh, Scientist - E; PP- 4 years (2016 – 2020); Budget - `. 12.00 lakh]

4- Field evaluation and domestication of high yielding varieties of Withania somnifera Dunal among the rural people of Jharkhand and West Bengal [PI – Sh. Sanjeev Kumar, Scientist - D; PP- 3 years (2016 – 2019); Budget - `. 10.76 lakh]

5- Genetic evaluation and improvement of Flemingia semialata and Flemingia macrophylla used for lac cultivation in Jharkhand [P.I- Sh. Aditya Kumar, Scientist - C, PP – 3 years (2016 – 2019) & Budget outlay - `. 12.62 lakh ]

6- Chemical and genetic diversity of Moringa oleifera for value addition in eastern India as food supplement [P.I- Sh. Pankaj Singh, RO-I, PP – 3 years (2016 – 2019) & Budget outlay - `. 9.90 lakh ]



Institute of Forest Biodiversity, Hyderabad

Internal Projects

1- Natural Regeneration studies of important tree species of Nellamalla Seshachalam Hills and Koundinya wildlife sanctuary of eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh Mr. M. B. Honnuri (2013-2018)

2- Screening for establishing bioefficiency of ethno-Insecticidal plants from the forest of Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Deepa M., 3 years, 2016-2019.

3- Development of integrated pest management system (IPM) for Sapindus trifoliatus of Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Deepa M, 3 years, Jan 2016- Dec.2018

4- Impacts of nutrient loading from droppings of nesting migratory waterfowl in the wetland ecosystem of Nelapattu bird sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh Mr. D. Jaya Prasad, IFS, 3years, 2016-2019.

5- Productivity improvement in Pterocarpus santalinus L.f. through mass selection and selective breeding. Dr. S. Pattanaik, 5 years, 2016-2021.

6- Exploring the potential of natural biostimulant on the growth and biochemical content in Rauwolfia serpentina (L.) Benth. ex Kurz Mr. Pankaj Singh, 3 years, 2017- 2020.

7- Identification of indigenous species of Trichogramma (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) and their assessment against major insect pests of teak in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Deepa M., 5 years, 2017-2022.

8- Recovery programme for Syzygium alternifolium – an endangered species from Eastern Ghats. Dr. S. Pattanaik, 5 years, 2017-2022.

External Projects

1- Measurement of Vegetation and Biomass parameters under vegetation Carbon pool assessment Phase-I Dr.G.R.S.Reddy(2014-2018)

Establishment of Herbal Garden Dr.G.R.S.Reddy (2015-2018)

Development of agroforestry models with RET species for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (2015-19)

Intensive organic farming system based on Paddy+Bach (Acoruscalamus ) trees and fish in agroforestry system a pilot research from developing programme Dr. G.R.S. Reddy, 2016-17.



Institute of Wood Science and Technology Bangalore

1- Identification, pattern of distribution, proportion of tension wood and study of certain physical and anatomical characters in Melia composita Syn. Melia dubia Cav. Wood of two different ages. PI: Dr.M.Sujatha; (2016-2019)

2- Formaldehyde emission reduction from panel products;. PI: Dr. Anil Kumar Sethy; (2016-2019)

3- Estimation of important wood quality parameters and identification of timber species by rapid and non destructive technique using Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). PI: Dr.S.R.Shukla ; (2016-2019)

4- Studies on acoustical behaviour of different types of natural fibres for their utilization as sound absorbing materials. PI: Dr.S.K.Sharma; (2016-2019)

5- Development of bamboo lumber using different bamboo species and evaluating its utilization potential as alternate to solid wood lumber for different structural applications. PI: Dr. S.K. Sharma; (2017-2020)

6- Value-addition of low density woods by producing nano-wood- composites (NWC) with enhanced properties for high end applications. PI: Dr. S.R. Shukla; (2017-2020)

7- Study on microwave assisted direct biodiesel production from Pongamia pinnata (L.) seed oil by two phase solvent extraction (2014-2018) PI: Ritesh D.Ram

8- Biological degradation and weathering behaviour of wood-polymer composites. PI: Dr.Pankaj Aggarwal; (2016-2019)

9- Efficacy of Nano metal oxides as wood preservative. PI: Mrs. D.Venmalar; (2016- 2019)

10- Nanocellulose Networked Natural Fiber Composites. PI: Dr. Shakti Singh Chauhan; (2017- 2019)

11- Eco-friendly method of wood protection by hot oil treatment. PI: Dr. K.K. Pandey; (2017-2020)

12- Weathering of coatings on thermally modified wood. PI: Dr. K.K. Pandey; (2017-2020)

13- Development of organo-metallic complex of Eucalyptus spp and Lantana camara extracts and its evaluation as semi bio preservative. PI: C.N. Vani; (2017-2019)

14- Screening of High oleoresin yielding forest plants of Western Ghats and standardisation of extraction methods. PI: Mr.B.S.Chandra Shekar; (2016-2019)

15- Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Based Authentication of Sandalwood Oil. PI: Dr.S.S.Bisht; (2016-2018)

16- Isolation, Identification and Evaluation of the Chemical Markers in Pterocarpus santalinus L. f. (Red Sanders) wood grown in different locations. PI: Dr. S.S. Bisht; (2017-2021)

17- Exploration of methods to enhance the shelf-life and fixative property of Neem based eco-friendly preservatives. PI: Mr. B.S. Chandrashekar; (2017-2021)

18- Determination of the treatability and durability of imported timbers as per Bureau of Indian Standards (2012-2018) Dr.R.Sundararaj

19- Incidence, forecast and control of emerging and re-emerging disease problems in nurseries & plantations of sandalwood. Pi: Dr.Muthukumar; (2016-2021)

20- All India Coordinated Project on genetic improvement of Melia dubia -Dr.Geeta Joshi (2012- 2022)

21- Selection and Improvement of Natural dye yielding plants. PI: H.C.Sindhuveerendra; (2016-2020)

22- Management of Marihal bamboo (Dendrocalamus stocksii (Munro) M. Kumar, Remesh & Unnikrishnan) and Dendrocalamus strictus in agroforestry and block plantations PI: Dr. Syam Viswanath; Duration: (2017-2019)

23- Establishment and evaluation of Provenance Cum progeny trial of Aquilaria malaccensis (Agar) in Karnataka and Goa (Phase-I) PI: Dr. N. Ravi; Duration: (2017- 2022)

24- Studies on propagation of a valuable timber species, Diospyros ebenum J.Koenig ex Retz. through seeds and in vitro techniques PI: Mrs. Tresa Hamalton; Duration: (2017- 2020)

25- A Study on Implication of legislation/ deregulation policy (2001) on Sandalwood cultivation in Karnataka. Pi: Smt.P.R.Triveni; (2016-2018)

EXTERNAL FUNDED PROJECTS

1- Study on production of briquets from invasive forest weed and its utilization by JFM villagesPI: Mr. Ritesh D.Ram; Funding Agency: KFD (2014- 2018)

2- Identification and Tagging of QTLs/Candidate genes for Wood Property- IWST component (2016- 2019) PI: Dr.Shakti Singh Chauhan; Funding Agency: DBT

3- Assessment of natural variability in selected wood traits using nondestructive tools and identification of superior genoptypes of Melia dubia PI: Dr.Shakti Singh Chauhan; Funding Agency: KFD (2015- March 2018)

4- Standardization of protocol for extraction of high Camptothecin from Nothapodytes nimmoniana using cell culture technique PI: B.S.Chandrashekar, Funding Agency: KFD (2015- March 2018)

5- Premature dying of trees of Acrocarpusfraxinifolius (Belangi) in parts of Kodagu district PI: Dr.A.Muthukumar Funding Agency: KFD (2014- September 2018)

6- Assessment of the potential hazard risk of ageing urban trees in and around Bangalore City PI: Dr.Muthukumar; Funding Agency: KFD (2014-Mar 2018)

7- Conservation, improvement and bioresource development of sandalwood (Santalum album L.) PI: Dr.Syam Viswanath; Funding Agency: NMPB (2013-July 2017)

8- Bamboo genetic evaluation, improvement and propagation PI: Dr.Syam Vishwanath; Funding agency: NBM (2015-2019)

9- Technical support for the establishment and maintenance of Hi-tech Bamboo nursery and germplasm bank at Habhavi, Belgaum Research Range PI: Dr.Syam Viswanath; Funding Agency: KFD (2016- March 2018)

10- Establishment of small bamboo nursery at IWST under BTSG-ICFRE scheme; PI: Dr.Syam Viswanath; Funding Agency: BTSG-ICFRE- NABM (Oct 2015-August 2017)

11- Ex-situ conservation through seeds storage, propagation and natural regeneration status of medicinally and economically important RET species of wet evergreen forest of Western Ghats PI: Dr.Geeta Joshi, Funding Agency: KFD (2015- March 2018)

12- Reassessing the status of Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) in Karnataka-post liberalized policy for tree improvement (phase-I) PI: Dr.Arun Kumar; Funding Agency: KFD (2015- March 2018)

13- Enhancing seed productivity of clonal seed orchards of Tectona grandis, Ttamarandus indica and Syzigium cumini using cultural operations.PI: Dr.Ashuthosh Srivastava Funding Agency: KFD (2015- April 2018).

14- Development of DNA based identification system for three important timber species of Karnataka. PI: Dr.Ashuthosh Srivastava ; Funding Agency: KFD (2014-2018)

15- Development of quasi in situ conservation and restocking of natural areas of Embelia ribes (BURM. F) and important endangered medicinal plant species PI: Dr. Ashuthosh Srivastava Funding Agency; NMPB (2013- September 2017).

16- Development of commercially viable induction system for Aquillaria malaccensis and management of Agar wood production in humid tropics of Karnataka PI: Dr. Ashuthosh Srivastava; Funding Agency: NMPB (2014- July 2017).

17- Spatio-temporal landuse patterns at rural-urban interface and the relationship between green areas and biophysical features (2017-2020) PI: Dr.B.N.Diwakar, Funding Agency: DBT; Indo German Collaboration

18- Enhancing seed productivity of Pongamia pinnata L. plantations using silvicultural practices PI: B.N.Diwakara; Funding agency: KFD (2015-2018)

19- Assessing the performance of pongmia pinnata (L) Pierre in Karnataka and establishment of multilocational trial; a step towards varietal release PI: B.N.Diwakara, Funding Agency: KFD (2014-2018)

20- Development of database on Non-Timber Forest Produce in Karnataka. PI: V.Soundarrajan, Funding Agency: KFD (2015-March 2018)



Centre for Forestry Research and Human Resource Development Chhindwara

1- Integrated approach for development of standard management techniques & value added products of some socio-economically important species of Madhya Pradesh.

2- Biodiversity of Satpura Agro-climatic region with special reference to dependencies of tribal

3- Development of fast food products enriched with Moringa oleifera(Drumstick) leaves and skill upgradation training to rural women.”



CENTRE FOR SOCIAL FORESTRY & ECO-REHABILITATION (CSFER), ALLAHABAD

1- Evaluation of Indigenous Tree Species for Reclamation of Salt affected Lands in agro-climatic zones of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

2- Assessment of Suitable Species/Clones of Eucalyptus for Promotion of Agro forestry in Eastern U. P.

3- Development of Gmelina arborea and Emblica officinalis based agroforestry models on degraded lands in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh

4- Bio-remediation of Bauxite residue (red mud) a waste product generated in Alumina Industries through integrated Bio-solid Microbe combination



Centre for Forest-based Livelihoods and Extension (CFLE), Agartala

1- Enumeration of Teak Coppice sample Plots in Tripura( 2016-17 onwards)

2- Capacity Building on Bamboo Treatment Techniques for promotion of Earth quake resilient Housings and structures in Hill Regions of Tripura in collaboration with TRIBAC. (2016-17 onwards)

3- Conservation and Evaluation of Bamboo Genetic Resource in North East India (RFRI- CFLE project 2017-18 onwards)

Assessment, Documentation and Characterization o Lichen diversity of Tripura, North-East India (ARCBR-CFLE project 2017-18 onwards)