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.



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.


Core Research Areas:

1- Managing Shifting Cultivation

2- Development of Models for Cultivation of medicinal & aromatic plants & Bamboos and Rattans on farm lands

3- Biodiversity Conservation and Utilization

4- Development of Agroforestry/Social Forestry Models

5- Impact Study of Shifting Cultivation

6- Tissue Culture of Important Species

7- Soil and Water Conservation

8- Extension of tested technologies and Impact Assessment

9- Information on Economics and Market Studies

10- Value Addition to NTFPs

11- Natural Regeneration of Important Species

12- Management of Natural Forests

13- Bio-diesel – development of alternative fuel species

14- Nursery Techniques of Important Species

15- Carbon Credit


Geographical Jurisdiction:

Rain Forest Research Institute is situated in Jorhat district of Assam in the North Eastern part of India. The Institute was established to attend to the issues related to forestry research, education and extension to all North East states including Sikkim.

Key Achievements: (Click on link to view detail)

1 - Research

2 - Education


Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

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