Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI)

Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI) came into existence in 1988 after sensing the need for the development of the forestry sector in the NE region of the country. However, its origin dates back to 1976 when a Regional Centre of Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, was established at Burnihat (Assam) to extend knowledge on forestry related issues through research, education and extension in general and to support forestry research in northeastern states Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. 

Recognizing the excellence in research, ICFRE, upgraded it to a full-fledged Institute. Originally known as Institute of Rain and Moist Deciduous Forest Research (IRMDER), RFRI is operating from Jorhat since 1988. It delivers service in the field of forestry resources and technology extension to all NE states including Sikkim. The multidisciplinary scientific manpower of the Institute delivers need based technological achievements in forests science leading towards conservation, protection, restoration and management of forest resources. 

The tested technologies, developed under different research projects, are transferred to the stakeholders through its Regional Capacity Building Programmes under Demo Village and Van Vigyan Kendras (VVKs) in the states.

The headquarters of the Institute is located at Jorhat in Assam, while it’s Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan has been established at Aizwal in Mizoram in the year 2004. 

RFRI Centers

The Rain Forest Research Institute has following centers:
  • Forest Research Centre for Bamboo & Rattan Aizawl
  • Forest Research Center for Livehood Extension Agartala

RFRI Divisions

The Rain Forest Research Institute has following divisions:
  • Forest Ecology & Climate Change
  • Forest Protection
  • Silviculture & Forest Management
  • Genetics & Tree Improvement
  • Chemistry & Bio-Prospecting
  • Extension Division
Contact Details

Rain Forest Research Institute
P.O. Box No-136 
A.T.Road (East),
Jorhat, Assam
Website: https://rfri.icfre.gov.in/

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