Mandate

  • Measurements of growth for computing volume and finding the development of crop stands, for different species, in different quality classes and in different climatic zones of the state.
  • Designing of experiment and analysis of data for all branches of the Institute.

The branch carries out the measurements of growth for computing volume and finding the development of crop stands, for different species, in different quality classes and in different agro-climatic zones of the state. Besides it the branch also performs designing of experiment and analysis of data for all branches of the Institute. On the basis of growth data collected from the field yield tables, volume tables, form factor tables and growth tables are prepared and provided to various forest divisions for forest management purpose. Along with these research activities training for crop measurement to the forestry personnel is also imparted.

Diameter Measurement with Calliper Height Measurement
Sample plot at a glance showing sample trees bearing (+) mark and no. at B.H.

Staff of the Branch

Name : Shri B.P. Bathma
Designation : Assistant Director
Qualification : M.Sc. (Mathematics)
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Experience:  20 Years in the field of Forestry
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Name : Smt. Richa Seth
Designation: Senior Research Officer
Qulification : M.Sc. (Statistics) 
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Experience: 21 Years
Contact No.: 9893338680   

Educational Qualification

  • I completed Master of Science in Statistics from Devi Ahilya  Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (Madhya Pradesh) in 1995. I joined State Forest Research Institute  in 1997  and have since then pursued an active research programme on forest  Mensuration and Statistics. I have revised  girthclass wise volume tables for 29 Teak and Sal divisions. I am involved in calculation and tabulation of crop parameters of sample plots of the branch laid out in forests of Madhya Pradesh. I am involved in statistical designing and analysis of various  research projects  of the institute . I give trainings on Application of Statistics in Forestry and Measurement of Sample Plots to field foresters and University scholars. Recently  Wild Life Cell has been started in the institute which will carry out wildlife census of Madhya Pradesh.  I continue to be a member  of the Society of Statistics, Computer and Applications.

Specialization

  • Studies and preparation  of growth and yield tables of forestry species, statistical designing and analysis  of forestry experiments, statistical methods and computer applications.

Current Project

  • Preparation of revised form factor tables for important miscellaneous timber tree species of Madhya Pradesh.

Research Publications

  • She has to her credit 24 research papers published in National/ International journals. She has 18 years of research experience in field of Biometrics. She has completed 5 research projects in the capacity of Principal Investigator/ Co Principal Investigator. She has attended a number of symposia/ workshops / conferences at National and State levels. She has imparted trainings on Application of Statistics in Forestry and Measurement of Sample Plots to field foresters and University scholars.

 

 

Shri Shishupal Singh Mehta
Forester
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Experience: 23Years
Contact No.: 9669153003

Educational Qualification

  • Higher Secondary
  • Six months Forest Guard  Training from Vanvidyalaya, Govindgarh, Rewa
  • 45 days Forester Training from Vanvidyalaya, Amarkantak

Research Works

  • He has 23 years field experience of measurement of sample plots situated in Madhya Pradesh.  He has assisted in various completed  and ongoing projects and trainings  of the branch.

Research

On-going project

S. No. Title of the Project Name of PI Co- PI Source of funding Sanctioned Amount (Rs.) Date of Initiation Due Date of completion
1. Economic analysis of rainfed teak plantations raised by MPRVVN under different models of planting for determination of optium age of final felling to get the most profitable returns on the costs incurred in raising maintaining them. Richa Seth   MPRVVN, Bhopal   April 2017    Sept.     2018
2. Demarcation (Protection), maintenance and record keeping of sample plots of Madhya Pradesh Shri B.P. Bathma, ACF   CAMPA, M.P.      
3. Study based on growth of sample plots of Teak, Sal and other species laid out in different forest areas of Madhya Pradesh. Richa Seth   Director, SFRI Jabalpur 2.40 lakh April 2017      Sept.     2018
  Regular Activity            
4 Measurement of 17 sample plots due for measurement in the year 2018-2019. Shri B.P. Bathma, ACF   Director, SFRI Jabalpur   April 2018 March 2019

 

Completed projects (2015-16) 

S. No. Title of the Project Name of PI Co- PI Source of funding Sanctioned Amount (Rs.) Date of Initiation Due Date of completion

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Revised form factor tables for important miscellaneous timber tree species of Madhya Pradesh

Shri S.K. Jain

Richa Seth

APCCF (R&E,  Lok Vaniki)  M.P. F.D. Bhopal

   3.15 lakh

October 2011

March 2016

Major research achievements

  • The branch has prepared yield and stand tables of teak, revision of form factors of teak and sal in different regions, study of growth of irrigated teak plantations in Madhya Pradesh and adjoining states, preparation of volume tables of Eucalyptus hybrid, preparation of provisional volume tables of Pinus caribaea for Madhya Pradesh. Besides these volume tables for Terminalia tomentosa, Boswellia serrata have been prepared.

(i) Technical and Practical Applicability of the Projects in the Field

Sr. No. Project name Project period Objectives Achievements Technical and practical applicability of finding in the field

1.

Preparation of  Volume Tables of Eucalyptus hybrid 1997 -1998 To prepare volume tables of Eucalyptus hybrid from data of 23 old sample plots Volume tables of Eucalyptus hybrid were prepared. These Volume tables of Eucalyptus hybrid are useful in calculating volume of standing trees.

2.

Preparation of Yield and stand tables of Teak in Madhya Pradesh  1997 -1999 To prepare  Yield and stand tables of Teak in Madhya Pradesh  Yield and stand tables of Teak in Madhya Pradesh for Hoshangabad, Seoni, Raipur, Betul, Sagar and Indore divisions were prepared.  These yield and stand tables of Teak in Madhya Pradesh are used for calculating the yield of the crop at different ages in different regions.

3.

  Provisional Volume tables of pinus caribaea for Madhya Pradesh   1999 -2000 To prepare Volume tables of pinus caribaea for Madhya Pradesh   Volume tables of pinus caribaea for Madhya Pradesh were   prepared using sample plot data raised by SFRI.   These Volume tables of pinus caribaea for Madhya Pradesh are used in calculating volume of standing trees.  

4.

Yield tables & comparison of crop parameters of M.P. for Eucalyptus hybrid with all India.  1999 -2000 To prepare Yield tables & comparison of crop parameters of M.P. for Eucalyptus hybrid with all India crop parameters. Yield tables & comparison of crop parameters of M.P. for Eucalyptus hybrid with all India crop parameters were completed. These Yield tables & comparison of crop parameters of M.P. for Eucalyptus hybrid with all India crop parameters are used in calculating the yield of the crop at different ages.

5.

Study of growth of irrigated teak plantations in Madhya Pradesh and adjoining States. 2000 -2002 Evaluation of nursery & plantation technique of different agro climatic zone of M.P. on the study basis of edaphic factor and environmental factor on irrigated plantation growth.   Study of growth of irrigated teak plantations in Madhya Pradesh and adjoining states for six hi-tech plantations including Chhindwara, Seoni (Barghat), Betul, Chhindwara (Silwani), Bilaspur (Neora) and sagar (Sanga) was done.   Standardization of plantation technique based on results of different agro climatic plantations and different treatments of nursery techniques.    

6.

Revision of form factors of teak in different regions of Madhya Pradesh  Oct. 2004-Sep.2005 To prepare girth wise local volume tables of teak in different regions for different site qualities. Volume tables for teak  were prepared for 13 divisions namely Dewas, Harda, Hoshangabad, Narsinghpur, Raisen, Sehore, Vidisha, Khandwa and South Narmada, Seoni, Betul, Chhindwara, Mandla and North Sagar. These Volume tables are used for estimating accurate production from the coupes and also used for preparing upset price.

7

Revision of form factor of Teak and Sal in different divisions of Madhya Pradesh July 2007- March 2009 To prepare girth wise local volume tables of teak and sal in different regions for different site qualities. Out turn tables of volume were prepared for 16 forest divisions (9 for teak and 7 for sal)  of Madhya Pradesh 
Namely 
Sal - East Mandla, Anooppur, South Shahdol, Dindori, North Balaghat, East Sidhi and  North Shahdol
Teak - Katni, South Panna, South Sagar, Umaria, Noth Panna, Jabalpur, Chhatarpur, West Sidhi and North Balaghat
These Volume tables are used for estimating accurate production from the coupes and also used for preparing upset price.

(ii) Following bulletins are prepared by the branch are available for sale.

Sr. No. Bul No. Title Year

1.

2

Volume Table of Terminalia tomentosa  M.P.                                

1963

2.

4

Yield Table of Sal for M.P.

1966

3.

9

Standard Volume Table of Teak for South Chhindwara in M.P.

1971

4.

11

Teak growth tables for different ecological forest types in M.P.

1971

5.

12

Standard volume tables of Boswellia serrata for Nimar tract in M.P.

1971

6.

15

Bark Table for Boswellia Serrata

1971

7.

32

Local Volume Tables for Teak, Sal and other species

1997

8.

39

Yield and stand tables of teak in Madhya Pradesh.                    

1998

9 65 Volume tables of Tectona grandis (Teak) for various division of Madhya Pradesh. 2016
10 66 Volume tables of Shorea robusta (Sal)  for various division of Madhya Pradesh. 2016
11 68 Growth tables of important coppice origin species for Madhya Pradesh. 2016

(iii) List of books prepared by the branch available for sale.

S.N. Name of book Author Publisher Year Price

1

Forest Glossary for All (English-Hindi) A.K. Hazari S.F.R.I., Jabalpur

2010

Rs. 30 /-

Regular activities

Maintenance and measurement of sample plots

Sample plot is a plot chosen as a representative of a larger area. These are used mainly to study growth of stands and to study effects of certain treatments. Depending on the object, the plots may be temporary or permanent. While temporary sample plots are laid for measurements that are carried out once only, permanent sample plots are laid out for measurements to be repeated at intervals over a period of time. Permanent sample plots are designed for preparation of yield tables and are measured for determination of crop volume and crop increment at all stages of development of even aged crops, comparison of growth in different localities measuring the effects of certain treatments such as grades and intensity of thinning, application of fertilizer etc. Periodical measurements of 59 sample plots as per schedule are carried out in the field and crop parameters are calculated and used in preparation of growth tables.

Services

  • Mensuration branch prepares the local volume tables for different site qualities, on the basis of local volume equations based upon only one parameter, i.e. girth at breast height (GBH). These volume tables based on one independent variable i.e. dbh or gbh, are derived from the measurements of trees growing in a restricted geographical area or locality, or more or less uniform crop. These are, therefore, applicable to such restricted range of locality or geographical areas, only where the assumption that the trees of the same diameter will have the same height, holds good. Fee structure, at present is, Rs. 25,000 per division for each species.

  • Consultancy services 
    Consultancy services are available for analysis of bulk data for government and private sectors.