Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
उष्णकटिबंधीय वन अनुसंधान संस्थान
Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur

Silviculture and Forest Management

Last Updated on : 28 July 2021

This division includes three important discipline of forestry i.e. Silviculture, Agroforestry and Non Wood Forest Products.

Silviculture and Forest Management : The activities of this discipline are development of seed technology, seed eco-physiology, nursery and planting techniques of commercially important species, and regeneration of forest species, assessment of silvicultural management systems.

Agroforestry : The division  engaged in developing agro forestry models for improving land use in various agro-climate regions based on different tree-crop production systems, their spatial geometry, production of goods and services and their ecological impact. At present, various agroforestry models like Silvi-agri, Silvi-horti-agri, Silvi-medicinal, Silvi-pastoral, Agri-lac culture was developed by the division.

Non Wood Forest Products : The main activities of this discipline are to carryout research on various aspects of Non-Wood Forest Products viz. conservation, cultivation, sustainable harvesting and value addition of NWFPs including medicinal and aromatic plants, biologically active phyto-chemicals, gums, mucilage, dyes, fibre yielding species, tree borne oilseeds of forest origin and biofuel.

Mandate

The research priority of the division is to develop a site specific Agroforestry model which is socio-economically viable and acceptable by the farmers residing nearby. Also to develop seed technology of RET and economically important tree species as well as to develop agro technique, sustainable harvesting, processing and value addition of Non timber forest products including  medicinal and aromatic plants .

Activities

Research

Since last two decades the Division was engaged in  Conservation and Management of timber as well as non timber species and on Agroforestry models , the details are as given below:-

  • Development of Agroforestry system based on economically valuable timber ( Teak, Gmelina, Subabul, Bijasal, Bamboo and Melia bubia ) and horticulture  plants (guava) for Madhya Pradesh.
  • Empowering tribal community by cultivation and processing of LAC.
  • Development of Gmelina based agroforestry system in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Capacity building on seed and nursery technology and Plantation techniques for prioritized species of Chhattisgarh state.
  • Training on collection, primary processing and post harvest management of NTFPs in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Impact assessment of Agroforestry System existing in farmers field of Madhya Pradesh
  • Selection and evaluation of Haldina cordifolia.
  • Impact of forest enrichment on natural forests of Sal and Bamboo.
  • Study on the ecology of survival of seeds of rare species of India.
  • Conservation of rare species Stereospermum suveolensis in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Studies on RET species and its value addition.

Trainings

  • Training on 'Agroforestry' to IFS Officers.
  • Training on 'Agroforestry' to the farmers, Women SHGs and SFDs.
  • GSDP training programme on ' Small botanical garden'  and 'Value addition and marketing of NTFPs'.
  •  One week training on 'Agroforestry Systems' to the graduate level students of Forestry
  • One week Summer and Winter course on 'Agroforestry' for Graduate students of Agriculture and Forestry University of Madhya Pradesh ,Chhattisgarh and Prayagraj.
  • Dissertation program (Six month & three month) for Post Graduate and Graduate students.
  • One week training on 'Analytical tools' for postgraduate and graduate students.
  • One week training on 'Instrumentation Techniques' for postgraduate and graduate students.
  • TRIFED funded Special training programme on 'Collection, primary processing and post harvest management of NTFPs for NTFP gatherer and farmers.
  • Two days training on HPTLC.

Consultancy -  Nil

Ongoing Projects

S. No.

Name of the project

Principal investigator

Project duration

Funding Agency

1

Development of Gmelina based agroforestry system in Madhya Pradesh

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

4 years (From January, 2017 to March, 2021)

ICFRE

2

Popularization of improved var. of Leucaena       leucocephala   (Lam.) de Wit. based agroforestry   system

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

3 years (From September, 2018 to August, 2021)

MPSFD, Bhopal (M.P.)

3

Capacity building on seed and nursery technology and Plantation techniques for prioritized species of Chhattisgarh state.

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

3 years (From February, 2019 to January, 2022)

CAMPA, C.G.

4

Promotion of Bamboo based Agroforestry System for economic upliftment and livelihood security of farmers in Madhya Pradesh

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

4 years (From July, 2019 to June, 2023)

NABARD, Bhopal (M.P.)

5

Empowering tribal communities through Lac cultivation in M.P.

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

5 year (2013 – 2017, extended upto 2021)

MPSFD, Bhopal (M.P.)

6

Bamboo Demo Plantation

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

3 years (2019-2022)

BTSG

7

Capacity building on collection, primary processing and post harvest management of NTFPs in Madhya Pradesh

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

2 years (2018-2020)

MPSFD, Bhopal (M.P.)

8

Impact assessment of Agroforestry System existing in farmers field of Madhya Pradesh

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

2 years (From April, 2018 to March, 2020)

ICFRE

9

Selection and Evaluation of Haldina cordifolia for Higher Wood Productivity

Dr. S. Saravanan

Scientist-F

2019-2024

ICFRE

10

Impact of  Silviculture  systems  on  the  natural  forests  of Chhattisgarh  with  special  reference  to  Sal  and  Bamboo

Dr. S. Saravanan

Scientist-F

2019-2022

CAMPA, Chhatttisgarh

11

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.

Dr. M. Kundu

Scientist - F

4 Years (From April 2016 to March 2020. Extended upto March,2021)

ICFRE

12

Studies on quality of nursery seedlings and its relation to outplanting performance of Dalbergia latifolia and Pterocarpus marsupium

Dr. M. Kundu

Scientist-F

4 years (From September, 2018 to August ,2022)

MPSFD, Bhopal (M.P.)

13

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

Dr. M. Kundu

Scientist-F

5 years (From January, 2017 to March , 2022)

ICFRE

14

Investigation on variations and domestication of Curculigo orchioides Gaertn. (Kali Musli) in Madhya Pradesh

Dr. H. O. Saxena

Scientist - D

4 years (From September, 2018 to August,2020)

MPSFD, Bhopal (M.P.)

15

Standardization of harvesting time and post harvesting techniques of Helicteris isora (Marorphali) and Mucuna pruriens (Kaunch)

Dr. H. O. Saxena

Scientist - D

2 years (From September, 2018 to August,2020)

MPSFD, Bhopal (M.P.)

16

Identification of prominent locations and best populations of Terminalia chebula (Harra) and Anogeissus latifolia (Dhawda) in Madhya Pradesh in terms of their active chemical ingredients

Dr. H. O. Saxena

Scientist - D

3 years (From January, 2019 to  January, 2022)

MPSFD, Bhopal (M.P.)

17

Selection of CPTs, standardization of collection practices and quality evaluation of Gum karaya (Stercularia urens) in Chhattisgarh state

Dr. H. O. Saxena

Scientist - D

3 years (From February, 2019 to  January, 2022)

CAMPA, C.G.

18

Investigations on active chemical ingredients and propagation of critically endangered species Dillenia pentagyna Roxb. for its conservation in Madhya Pradesh

Dr. H. O. Saxena

Scientist - D

2 years (From February, 2020 to  January, 2022)

MPSFD, Bhopal (M.P.)

19

Conservation of rare species Stereospermum suaveolensa in Madhya pradesh

Dr. H. O. Saxena

Scientist - D

2.5 years (From April, 2018 to  Septembr, 2020)

MPSFD, Bhopal (M.P.)

20

Exploration of adhesive materials for incense sticks from the plant species

Dr. S. C. Biswas

Scientist - D

2 years (From January, 2019 to   January, 2021 )

MPSFD, Bhopal (M.P.)

All India Coordinated Research Projects

S. No.

Name of the project

Principal investigator

Project duration

Funding Agency

1

All India coordinated research project on bamboo

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

2

Conservation, improvement, management and promotion of sandalwood (Santalum album) cultivation in India

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

3

Enhancement of fodder availability and quality to reduce unsustainable grazing in the forests

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

4

Silvicultural interventions for productivity enhancement and carbon sequestration in plantations of important tree speceis

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

5

Development of package practices on Gmelina arborea Roxb. (Khamer or Gamhar) in selected regions of India

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

6

National Program for Conservation and Development of FGR

Dr. Nanita Berry

Head & Scientist - E

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

7

National Program for Conservation and Development of FGR

Dr. M. Kundu

Scientist - F

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

8

Conservation and sustainable management of wild edible fruiting species

Dr. M. Kundu

Scientist - F

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

9

Developing seed testing and seed storage protocols and nursery techniques of selected forestry species from diverse forest types

Dr. M. Kundu

Scientist - F

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

10

Assessment and monitoring of invasive alien species in India and formulation of strategies for management of key invasive alien plant species in different regions of country

Dr. S. Saravanan

Scientist - F

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

11

Testing and development of clones and seed sources of Casuarina for difference planting environments and end-use applications

Dr. S. Saravanan

Scientist - F

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

12

Genetic improvement of Azadirachta indica A. Juss. (Neem)

Dr. H. O. Saxena

Scientist - D

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

13

Sustainable management of NTFPs through conservation and value addition

Dr. H. O. Saxena

Scientist - D

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

14

Estimation of demand and supply of earthen timber and fodder in India

Dr. S. C. Biswas

Scientist - D

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

15

Bioprospecting for industrial utilization of lesser known forest plants

Dr. S. C. Biswas

Scientist - D

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

16

Evaluation of fruits of Carissa carandas for the nutritional value and develop value added products for economics enhancement of forest dependents 

Dr. S. C. Biswas

Scientist - D

5 years

(2019 - 2025)

ICFRE

Personnel of the Division

Sl.No.

Name

Designation

Telephone No.

E-mail Address

1

Dr. (Mrs.) M.Kundu

Head & Scientist-F

9826057418

kundum@icfre.org

2

Dr. (Mrs.) Nanita Berry

Scientist-E

9425156667

berryn@icfre.org

3

Dr.S.Saravanan

Scientist-F

9442143520

saravanans@icfre.org

4

Dr. H.O.Saxena

Scientist-D

9479843256

9479757762

saxenaho@icfre.org

5

Dr. S.C.Biswas

Scientist-D

8811989835

scbiswas@icfre.org

6

Neeraj Prajapati

Scientist-B

 

 

7

Digvijaysinh Umedsinh Rathod

Scientist-B

 

rathod@icfre.org

8

Shri Kandhi Singh

Assistant Chief Technical Officer

9644410334

gondks@icfre.org

9

Shri D.C.Kori

Assistant Chief Technical Officer

9424395453

koridc@icfre.org

10

Shri I.T.K.Dilraj

Senior Technical Officer

9109469124

dilrajitk@icfre.org 

11

Shri S.K.Chauhan

Senior Technical Officer

8889072791

 

12

Shri D.P.Jharia

Senior Technical Officer

6260722818

jhariyadp@icfre.org

13

Shri S.K.Choubey

Senior Technical Officer

9424687003

choubeys@icfre.org

14

Shri P.K.Dhar

Technical Officer

9424955900

dharpk@icfre.org

15

Shri. J. J. Satpathy

Technical Officer

9131954903

satapathyjj@icfre.org

16

Shri Sourabh Dubey

Senior Technical Assistant

9827377559

dubeys@icfre.org

17

Shri Ganesh

Senior Technician

9407367418

7987932708

pawarg@icfre.org

18

Smt. Nikita Rai

Senior Technician

9039404124

nikitas@icfre.org  

19

Shri Nand Kumar Rajput

MTS

9424771437

 

 

Contact

Dr. (Mrs.) Maitreyee Kundu

Head & Scientist – F

Silviculture, Forest Management & Agroforestry Division

Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur (M.P.) 

Telephone – 0761-2840007

Email ID - kundum@icfre.gov.in

                                                  

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