Tropical Forest Research Institute Jabalpur

Founded in 1988, The Tropical Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur is one of the eight regional institutes under the Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education. 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. It acts 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 Odisha.

The institute is headed by  Director and has a staff strength of 130 including 19 scientists and  42 officers.

Mandate of Tropical Forest Research Institute 


  • Eco-restoration of Vindhyan, Satpura and Maikal hills and Western Ghats
  • Rehabilitation of mined areas
  • Research and demonstration in agroforestry models
  • Research in forest protection
  • Identification of seed production areas and plus trees, establishment of seed orchards; and production of quality planting material of selected species for improving forest productivity
  • Provenance trials of teak, bamboo, neem, sissoo, safed siris etc.
  • Research on biofertilizers and biopesticides

Divisions of Tropical Forest Research Institute 


  • Silviculture and Forest Management
  • Forest Ecology and Climate Change
  • Genetics and Tree Improvement
  • Forest Protection

Contact Address:
Tropical Forest Research Institute
P.O.: R.F.R.C., Mandla Road,
Jabalpur (M.P.) - 482 021
Director: 91-761- 2840483(O)
91-761- 2840482 (R)
Gr. Coordinator (R): 91-761- 2840799
Coordinator (Facilities): 91-761-4044004
Under Secretary: 91-761-2840010
Computer & I. T. Section: 91-761-2840012
FAX: 91-761-2840484
E-Mail: dir_tfri@icfre.org

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