About Us

Institute of Forest Productivity is a premier forestry research institute under Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE), catering to the forestry research needs in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Since coming into existence in 1993, the institute has taken up a number of initiatives in the field of forestry and allied sciences through research projects and extension programmes, for the benefit of diverse category of stakeholders including tribal farmers, NGOs, State Forest Department, and forestry based institutes. The institute has established itself as a major player for providing forestry oriented solutions to different category of users in the region. The institute has specially established its technical expertise in Lac cultivation and over the years number of tribal farmers have been immensely benefited by the various extension activities  run by the institute for the socio economic upliftment of the tribal.

The Institute has well established soil testing lab, molecular biology lab, tree physiology and tissue culture lab, chemistry of forest produce lab and forest entomology lab. All these labs are well maintained and equipped with modern sophisticated equipments.

In the past Institute has developed a botanical garden “Aus Upvan”- Regional Medicinal Garden for Chhotanagpur and a Bambusetum with species. Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi has recognised Institutes botanical garden as a Lead garden in Jharkhand.


To undertake and promote forestry research, education and extension, leading to scientific and sustainable management of forest resources.

To provide scientific advice to the central and state governments aiding informed decision making in matters of national and regional importance and international commitments and to address forestry research needs.

To provide technical assistance and material support to states, forest dependent communities, forest based industries, tree & NTFP growers and other stakeholders in their forestry based programmes for conservation and sustainable use of forest resources.

To undertake research in silviculture and forest management for development of natural and artificial regeneration practices, including nursery & plantation techniques.

To develop appropriate cultivation, harvest and post-harvest techniques for important NTFP and lesser known tree species.

To undertake research on forest productivity, eco-restoration and rehabilitation of mined out areas & other stressed/degraded/difficult sites

To undertake research on genetic improvement for productivity enhancement of economically important species.

To undertake research and knowledge management on various aspects of forests, viz., forest soils, invasive species, forest fires, insect pests and diseases.

To develop, upscale, disseminate and share of appropriate technologies to end-users through innovative extension strategies and capacity building programmes

To undertake all such activities as necessary, incidental and conducive to attainment of the objectives of the Council

Thrust Areas

  • Managing Forests and Forest Products for Livelihood Support & Economic Growth .
  • Biodiversity Conservation and Ecological Security.
  • Forest Genetic Resource Management & Tree Improvement










Institute Of Forest Productivity
NH 23, Gumla Road, Lalgutwa
Ranchi-835303. (Jharkhand)
Ph.No: +91-651-2526140 / 8986608161
Fax No.:+91-651-2526150
E-mail:dir_ifp@icfre.org , kulkarni_n27@hotmail.com