Services Rendered by the Institute

Research Divisions


Forestry Department

Biotechnology Division

  • To impart training on genetics and tree improvement programme for front line field foresters.

Conservation Division

  • Providing technical knowledge on nursery management and nursery techniques of Medicinal and RET species.

  • Development of nursery and cultivation techniques of important medicinal plants.

  • Provision of planting material of medicinal plants and RET species.

  • Biodiversity assessment.

  • Herbarium preparation and maintenance, Identification and taxonomical classification of plants.

  • Training on sustainable use of forest resources.

Forest Management Division

  • Silvicultural operations, nursery management and soil testing.

  • Preparation of the volume tables, yield tables and analysis of data for different site qualities and forest areas.

  • Trainings in soil sample analysis and capacity building & skill development of members of JFMCs and field foresters.

Forest Utilization Division

  • Marketing Information Services for NWFPs.

  • Collection, processing and sustainable harvesting of  NWFPs and gums.

  • Ethno-botanical studies for  information regarding traditional knowledge, Studies on forest-based livelihoods

  • Study of sacred groves and its importance in forest conservation.

  • Training on sustainable harvesting practices of NTFPs and medicinal plants.

Productivity Division

  • Seed collection and disposal.

  • Seed testing and certification.

  • To impart training on seed technology and nursery management to field foresters.

  • To impart training on sustainable management and quality fruit collection of important NTFPs to stakeholders.

  • Provide technical know–how of seed and nursery techniques of forestry seeds to different user groups.

  • Extension of research activities of the division to user groups and field foresters of the department at the time of visit in the institute.

Social Economic Division

  • Studies of changes in the pattern of dependence of tribal and other forest dwelling communities on forests.

  • Estimation of the quantities of various non-nationalized NTFPs, including medicinal plants, annually collected in the state and their economic valuation.

  • Assessment of the demand and potential availability of raw material resource for forest based industries.

  • Survey and documentation of currently prevailing social forestry, farm forestry bund planting and agroforestry practices, along with their economics.

  • Development of suitable agroforestry models for various agroclimatic zones of the state.

  • Impact assessment of various policies, legislations, rules, regulations, government resolutions, schemes, programmes procedures, etc. related to forestry sector, identification of problems/bottlenecks in their implementation and suggesting amendments/modifications, if required.

Wildlife Department

Animal Ecology Division

  • Predator and prey population monitoring at in-situ condition.

  • Species recovery programme of locally extinct or newly introduced species in various protected areas of Madhya Pradesh,

  • Re-introduction/re-wildling/translocations of carnivores and herbivores.

  • Conservation of lac insects and promotion of lac cultivation in central India through regional lac gene bank and ornamental nursery.

  • Training on capacity building of frontline forest staff on predator and prey monitoring and other burning wildlife issues.

Wildlife Management Division


  • Study on wildlife management, Human wildlife conflict, Wildlife corridor management and Wildlife conservation plan.

  • Training for forest official on human animal conflict management.

Ecotourism & Conservation Education Division

  • Ecotourism and Conservation Education

Habitat Ecology Division

  • Population estimation of tiger, co-predator and prey, Technical guidance on modern scientific tools and technologies for assessment of wildlife.

  • Preparation of Wildlife Habitat Management / Habitat Improvement Plan and, Grassland management.

  • Ecological studies of aquatic animals and their habitat in the wetlands of forest areas.

  • Ecological studies post relocation of villages.

  • Training to front line staff of the forest department on the issued identified by the forest department for wildlife conservation.

Facilitation cells

Environmental Impact Assessment Cell


  • Environmental impact assessment studies and Environment Management Plan of developmental projects in green belts.

  • Assessment of air, water and noise pollution.

Climate Change & REDD+ Cell

  • Estimation of carbon sequestration and carbon pool in different forest types and plantations.

Extension, Training & Consultancies Cell


  • Capacity building of the institute staff and various stakeholders of forestry sector.

  • Identification and prioritization of the training needs of the state forest department and other stakeholder organizations.

  • Preparation of appropriate training modules.

  • Dissemination of research findings from lab to land.

Monitoring & Evaluation Cell


  • Monitoring & evaluation of the schemes/programmes/projects of the state forest department and other departments/ancillary agencies, etc

GIS & Remote Sensing Cell

  • Provide the geographical data and preparation of GIS maps.

Computer & IT Cell

  • Design, development and implementation of computer based information system.

Library Cell

  • Provide research references through books, working plans, management plans, sanctuary plans, Indian Forest Records, etc. to users

Documentation Cell


  • Documentation of technical literature on Forestry, Publication, Project Reports, Annual Research Report and ledger files to the users.

  • Preservation of old records in Forest Archive.