ICFRE - Arid Forest Research Institute

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
(An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India)

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Sh. Narendra Modi
(Hon'ble Prime Minister)
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Sh. Bhupender Yadav
(Hon'ble Minister, MoEF&CC)
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Sh. Kirtivardhan Singh
(Hon'ble MOS, MoEF&CC)
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Smt. Kanchan Devi, IFS
(Director General, ICFRE)

Our Profile

ICFRE-Arid Forest Research Institute, situated at Jodhpur in Rajasthan (India ), is one of the institutes of the Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education ( ICFRE ) working under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India. The Objective of the Institute is to carry out scientific research in forestry in order to provide technologies to increase the vegetative cover and to conserve the biodiversity in the hot arid and semi arid region of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Dadara & Nagar Haveli union territory. The Institute Campus covers 66 ha. of area on the New Pali Road, Jodhpur. 


  • To undertake and promote forestry research, education and extension, leading to scientific and sustainable management of forests, with a special focus on arid and semi-arid regions.
  • To provide scientific advice to the central and state governments aiding informed decision making in matters of national and regional importance and international commitments and to address forestry research needs.
  • To carry out research in forestry with focus on biodiversity conservation, silvicultural and biotechnological techniques to maximize productivity of arid and semi-arid vegetation.
  • To provide technical assistance and material support to states, forest department communities, forest based industries, tree & NTFP growers and other stakeholders in their forestry based programmes for conservation and sustainable use of forest resources.
  • To develop technologies for combating desertification and eco-restoration of degraded ecosystems.
  • To undertake research in sustainable resource utilization of non-timber forest produce through value addition.
  • To develop, upscale, disseminate and share appropriate technologies to end-users through innovative extension strategies and capacity building programmes.
  • To act as repository of knowledge related to forestry, environment and climate change, especially with respect to arid and semi-arid regions.
  • To undertake all such activities as necessary, incidental and conducive to attainment of the objectives of the Council.


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 (Dr. Tarun Kant)

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