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)
 

Silviculture


Introduction
The forest resource is very important resource for any society and it should be utilized to its best extent in order to provide the society better prospects of living. Moreover the productivity of the forest may be optimized through appropriate growth & yield studies. The yield of the forests can be increased by adopting the better management practices.

The analysis of the complex interaction between the level of growing stock, timber harvest and tree growth, is the central theme of forest management. Effective management of forest resources requires a pro-active attitude and an ability to cope with complexity. Pro-active in contrast to re-active management acknowledges the need for effective planning.


guggal performance Trial

The unit of Forest Management is looking after works related to Forest mensuration, Biometrics, market survey and various aspects of management of forests;

or example growth & yield modeling and predictions in forests and plantations, statistical distribution functions and their application in forestry, lopping management, assessment of the market trends regarding prices of different forest produces and collection of forestry statistics data.


Evaluation of Teak Progeny Trial at Gujarat
Objectives
  • Construction of volume and yield equations for important arid zone tree species.
  • Development of site index equations and growth & yield functions viz., potential density, mortality, basal area prediction and thinning models for important tree species grown in the States of Rajasthan & Gujarat.
  • Lopping studies on important fodder trees of arid and semi-arid region
  • Application of statistical distribution functions in growth modeling and defining size class distribution in forest stands
  • Market survey regarding prices of timber, fuel wood, bamboos and collection of forestry statistics data.

Forest Products


Introduction
Non Wood Forest Products (NWFPs) are also often called Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs). The term 'non-timber forest product' encompasses all biological materials other than timber which are extracted from forests for human use. They are also called "extractive", "secondary" and "minor" forest products. In many parts of the world, these products still play an important biological and social role in local food systems. Forest foods provide a wide variety of nutrients: carbohydrates such as starches, fructose and other soluble sugars, protein, fats and micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals).


A. ampliceps on Saline Land

They can also improve health through the prevention and treatment of diseases. Poor households residing or lesser extent on the exploitation of common property forest resources in their everyday life. Non wood Forest Product division was established in 1992 with the main aim of doing phyto-chemical investigation on arid zone flora for exploring their utilization. Azardiratchta indica, Balanites aegyptica. Catheranthus roseus, Commiphora wightii, Lawsonia inermis,Capparis decidua, Cassia angustifolia

Distribution of salt-affected soils is relatively more extensive in the arid and semi-arid regions. Normally these soils are unable to support vegetation due to their inhospitable conditions. Increasing population necessitated utilization of salty soils to fulfill the scarcity of fodder and fuel wood. Vast stretches (1.08 m ha) of salt affected soils are encountered in the arid tracts of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana and Punjab states in India.

Experimental trials were established at Gangani salty area in Jodhpur to find out suitable plant species and best planting practices. Results are encouraging and could make the barren salt land productive.


Salvadora persica on Saline Land
Objectives
  • Revegetation of salt affected land through afforestation and improved management practices.
  • Phyto-chemical evaluation of various medicinal plants r for their sustainable utilization and value addition, conserving the biodiversity and improving income generation.
  • To screen and identify the arid zone flora for various NWFP's.
  • To develop technologies for enhanced gum production from arid zone flora.

 

Direct recruitment on various posts 2018


Director's Message



M. R. Baloch, IFS, Director

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the official website of Arid Forest Research Institute, Jodhpur (Rajasthan). The Arid Forest Research Institute had come in existence on 30/06/1987 at Jodhpur, Rajasthan to cater the forestry research needs of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.....More»

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