Mandate / Activates 

  • Contribution to the knowledge of silviculture of forestry species.
  • Development and standardization of nursery and planting techniques of different forestry species.
  • Evaluation of plantations raised by the state forest department and forest development corporation.
  • Evaluation of the quality and impact of various development activities of the state forest department.
  • Determination of sustainable harvesting practices of timber and bamboo species 
  • Provision of Soil Testing Services to the SFD, FDC and other users.

Institutional Staff

Name Shri S.K. Shukla 
Designation Dy. Director (DDO)
Qualification M.Sc. Physics, B.Ed., Forestry Certificate Course
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Experience  Forestry & Wildlife Management
Contact number 9425819048
Name Dr. Pratiksha Chaturvedi,
Designation Sr. Research Officer
Qualification M.Sc. Forestry & Wild life, M.A. in Human Consciousness & Yogic Science, PGDCA
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Experience 22 Years in the field of forestry
Contact number 9826145284
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Name Shri Vinay Kumar Kori
Designation Forest Guard
Qualification M.Sc. (Chemistry)
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Experience 4 years
Contact number 9907456600

Project Staff

 
Name Mr. Brijpal Singh Rajawat
Designation JRF
Qualification M.Sc. (Forestry) & NET Qualified
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Contact number 09755430210
 
Name Shri Sonu Kumar Sahu
Designation Lab Technician
Qualification M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry)
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Contact number 9827205110
 
Name Shri Amardeep Rajak
Designation Computer Programmer/Assistant
Qualification BCA
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Experience 4 years
Contact number 9589410801

Research

Ongoing Projects

Title of the Project Name of PI Co-PI Source of funding Sanctioned Amount (Rs.) Date of Initiation Due Date of completion
Selection of suitable species on the basis of growth performance of established plantations and development of nursery techniques to increase green cover under Green India Mission (GIM) in western Madhya Pradesh.

 

Dr. Pratiksha Chaturvedi CAMPA Rs. 82.00 lakhs March 2017 March 2019
म. प्र. राज्य वन विकास अभिकरण द्वारा विभिन्न वन विकास अभिकरणों में वित्तीय वर्ष 2013-14, 2014-15 एवं 2015-16 के वर्षा ऋतु में हुए वृक्षारोपण कार्यो का अनुश्रवण मूल्याकंन किये जाने के संबंध में। S.K. Shukla, SFS            Dr. Pratiksha Chaturvedi APCCF        (JFM/FDA)          M.P., Bhopal 6.65 lakhs Jan 2017 June 2017
Study and comparison of soil cultural practices in existing bamboo (D. strictus) plantations. S.K. Shukla, SFS             Dr. Pratiksha Chaturvedi APCCF (R&E, LokVaniki)                  Bhopal 12.60 lakhs June 2016     June 2018
Mobile Soil Testing Van S.K. Shukla, SFS  Dr. Pratiksha Chaturvedi CAMPA 96.60 lakhs    
Regular Activity            
Analysis of Soil samples            

 

Completed project 2015-16

Title of the Project Name of PI Objective Funding Date of Completion

म.प्र. राज्य वन विकास अभिकरण द्वारा विभिन्न वन विकास अभिकरणों में वित्तीय वर्ष 2012-13 में प्रारंभ किये गये वनीकरण कार्यों में किये वृक्षारोपण का अनुश्रवण मूल्यांकन किये जाने के संबंध में।

Raghavendra Bisen,SFS                    

To asses to monitoring and evaluation of FDA work.

APCCF (JFM/FDA)
                                             MP, Bhopal

Sept. 2015 to Feb.2016

 Completed project 2014-15

Title of the Project Name of PI Objective Funding Date of Completion

म.प्र. राज्य वन विकास अभिकरण द्वारा विभिन्न वन विकास अभिकरणों में वित्तीय वर्ष 2010-11 में प्रारंभ किये गये वनीकरण कार्यों (2011-12 में किये वृक्षारोपण का अनुश्रवण मूल्यांकन किये जाने के संबंध में।

Shri S. K. Palash, IFS Dy.Director Silviculture

To asses to monitoring and evaluation of FDA work.

APCCF (JFM/FDA)
                                             MP, Bhopal

Sept. 2013 to Feb.2014)

 

Major Research Achievements

1. Comparison of yield and physic-Chemical Properties of oil Extracted from leaves of different eucalyptus species planted in Madhya Pradesh

A experiment was laid down for "To compare the yield potential of oil in Eucalyptus citriodora, E. hybrid, E. tereticornis & E. camaldulensis tree raised in M.P.". The experiment was conducted at the State Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur, MP. Fresh leave sample were collected from marked tree of height approximately 20-25 meter and 50-90 cm in g.b.h. at breast height. Leaves collected during summer and winter season from species i.e. E. camaldulensis, E. tereticornis, E. hybrid and E. citriodora respectively. The plantation age of trees were above 10 years old. The observations recorded viz; leaves biomass (wet & dry), estimation of total oil extraction in dry leaves by hydro-distillation method and physico-chemical parameters of extracted oil.

On experimental basis the different species of Eucalyptus it reavels that the yield of oil is optimum in summer season and the yield of oil goes on decreasing gradually upto winter season i.e. in month of October but the fall in yield is not much significant. The results finally indicate that the leaves may be harvested for economic recovery of essential oil during the period from February to June, before the onset of monsoon.

2. Comprative Growth Rate of Seedling Origin, First Generation Coppice and Second Generation Coppice Origin Crops of Eucalyptus Hybrid.

Eucalyptus were introduced in Madhya Pradesh as early as in the year 1962-63. Earlier plantations of Eucalyptus spp. were taken up only at a small scale, as introduction trial. Subsequently, plantations of E. hybrid were done on large scale to meet the demands of poles, pulpwood and fuel wood but, these plantations could not put on expected rate of growth. An exercise was undertaken to analyse the growth data of E. hybrid crop of seedling origin and those of coppice origin of first and second generations. Analysis of the data reveals that mean annual increment (MAI) of height and girth and breast height of first generation coppice crop are 1.83 m and 4.3 cm as against 1.4 m and 3.3 cm. The corresponding figures for seedling origin crop. Thus, the rate of growth of first generation coppice is faster than thatof seedling origin crop. However, the rate of growth of second generation coppice crop was found slightly slower(MAI for height 0.87 m and for GBH 2.8 cm). Than the seedling origin crop but still, it would beadvisable to allow. The second generation coppice crop to grow and harvest it later, rather than go to raise fresh plantation, in view of high cost of raising new plantation.

3. Biomass Production Capacity of Gliricidiasepium

Biomass study of G. sepium was done in the plantation at Jabalpur, when it was 6.5 years old (Chadhar et.al., 1995). Now the plantation is 24 years old and the trees have phenomenal growth. To conduct a biomass study again at this age was necessary to compare the results and to determine the biomass at later stage. The study was conducted in about 24 years old plantation of Gliricidiasepium at SFRI campus Jabalpur. Three study plots of 10mx10m each were laid out in three growth representative areas ofGliricidiasepium plantation. Height and girth of each plant in each of the study plots were measured and recorded.

A comparative study of 24 years old plantation and 6.5 years old plantation of the same species in the same locality is shows that the 6.5 years old plantation yields a total dry biomass production of 52.799 tonnes per ha. Whereas 24 years old Gliricidiasepium plantation yields 79.88 per ha (T) dry biomass production. Although the dry biomass production has increased from 52.799 to 79.88 tonnes in 17.5 years but the increase is only about 1.547 tonnes per ha., which indicates that the biomass production in the subsequent years is not that much promising as it is in the earlier years.

This study, thus proves that Gliricidiasepium is an extremely valuable plant in tropical farming system and can be an alternative to subabul. The tree can be harvested at around 6 years but if it is retained the it shows an increase in biomass at 1.547 tonnes per year per hectare. Thus it can be used in agro-forestry and looking at the scarcity of firewood, this species can prove very useful.

4. Use of doses of fertilizers and potting mixtures was experimented for different forestry species. The results were communicated to the forest department for implementation in different nurseries and plantations.

5. Study was also conducted to find out the best size of root trainers for raising seedlings of different forest species.

Regular Activity

Samples for biomass determination of leaf litter and herbacious material and soil samples were received from forest department, MPRVVN Ltd., private agencies (NGO’s) and various branches of the institute. These were analysed for their physical and chemical properties and nutrients status for various parameters viz. moisture, pH, EC, organic carbon%, organic matter, available nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, sodium, water holding capacity, textural class, bulk density, specific gravity, etc. Soil analysis reports were sent to the concerned agencies and various branches of the institute.

 Services

I. Services of soil samples analysis is being provided to all the clients agencies like MP Forest Department, NGOs, farmers and others stalk holders. The physic-chemical properties of soil are being analyzed and the deficiency is reported and recommendations to overcome them is also suggests.

Soil health card has been prepared by the branch in which the status of soil of the concerned areas is analyzed and reported and recommendations to upgrade the status are also being done.

II. The evaluation works of various plantations carried out during the monsoon season under M.P. FDA is being carried out for the M.P. Forest Department. 

Research Summaries

Research project completed in last financial year 2015-16

म.प्र. राज्य वन विकास अभिकरण द्वारा विभिन्न वन विकास अभिकरणों में वित्तीय वर्ष 2012-13 में प्रारंभ किये गये नवनीकरण कार्यों अनुश्रवण मूल्यांकन किये जाने के संबंध में।

Findings

Overall Grading of various FDAs

S.No. Name of the FDA Grading of  FDA project on scale of 1 to 10
1. Sehore 8.0 Very Good
2. Barwaha 7.8 Very Good
3. Dhar 7.8 Very Good
4. Khargon 7.8 Very Good
5. East Mandla 7.8 Very Good
6. Sidhi 7.8 Very Good
7. East Chhindwara 7.6 Very Good
8. Dindori 7.4 Very Good
9. Jhabua 7.3 Very Good
10. West Mandla 7.3 Very Good
11. West Chhindwara 7.3 Very Good
12. Jabalpur 7.2 Very Good
13. Katni 7.2 Very Good
14. South Chhindwara 6.9 Very Good
15. Rewa 4.8 Very Good

 

Research project completed in last financial year 2014-15

म.प्र. राज्य वन विकास अभिकरण द्वारा विभिन्न वन विकास अभिकरणों में वित्तीय वर्ष 2010-11 में प्रारंभ किये गये नवनीकरण कार्यों (2011-12 में किये वृक्षारोपण) का अनुश्रवण मूल्यांकन किये जाने के संबंध में।

Findings

Overall Grading of various FDAs

S.No. Name of the FDA Grading of  FDA project on scale of 1 to 10
1. Jabalpur 8.4 Outstanding
2. Ujjain 8.3 Outstanding
3. West Chhindwara 7.7 Very Good
4. Dhar 7.7 Very Good
5. East Mandla 7.7 Very Good
6. West Sidhi 7.7 Very Good
7. East Chhindwara 7.6 Very Good
8. Singrouli 7.6 Very Good
9. Katni 7.5 Very Good
10. Dindori 7.5 Very Good
11. Jhabua 7.2 Very Good
12. Dewas 7.0 Very Good
13. Indore 7.0 Very Good
14. South Chhindwara 6.6 Very Good
15. Barwaha 6.6 Very Good
16. Rewa 4.5 Good
17. West Mandla 4.3 Good