Increasing forest cover and enhancing forest productivity through operationalisation of National Forestry Action Programme and National Forestry Research Plan.
To generate, preserve, disseminate and advance knowledge, technologies and solutions for addressing the issues related to forests and promote linkages arising out of interactions between people, forests and environment on a sustained basis through research, education and extension.
1- To undertake, aid, promote and coordinate forestry research, education and extension.
2- To develop and maintain National Information Centre (Library) for forestry and allied science.
3- To act as a clearing house for research and general information relating to forests, biodiversity, environment and ecology.
4- To develop various extension programmes and propagate the same through mass media and audio-visual extension machinery.
5- To provide consultancy services in the field of forestry research, education and training and in allied sciences.