The Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur is one of the eight regional institutes under the Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education. The Institute came into existence in April 1988, although its origin goes back to 1973 when a Regional Centre of FRI, 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.
The institute is headed by Director and has a staff strength of 199 including 31scientists and 20 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 lab, residential complex,
bank, post-office, dispensary, shopping complex, central school, community
hall, canteen, motor vehicle workshop, scholars' transit hostel,
scientists' hostel, sports ground and rest house.
Tropical Forest Research Institute
P.O.: R.F.R.C., Mandla Road,
Jabalpur (M.P.) - 482 021
Contact Phone Numbers:
Director: +91-761- 2840483, 4044002 (O)
+91-761- 2840484, 4044011 (R)
Gr. Coordinator (R): +91-761- 4044003
Coordinator (Facilities): +91-761-4044004
Computer & I. T. Section: +91-761-4044006
FAX: +91-761-2840484, 4044002