Forest Ecology & Climate Change Division


Presently concentrating on documentation of indigenous knowledge on traditional medicine systems in Chotanagpur and Santhal parganas. Studies are underway for the development of propagation techniques and agro-silvicultural systems for cultivation of important medicinal plants such as Raulfia Serpentina, Withania somnifera, asparagus racemosa and Gymnema sylvestris. Herbal gardens and propagation centers have been established at different locations in Darjeeling (West Bengal) and Ranchi (Jharkhand).


  • Assessment and conservation of biodiversity
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Eco-restoration and rehabilitation of mined out areas and other stress sites
  • Soil-vegetation interrelationship for health improvement stability and productivity of ecosystem
  • Recycling of wastes for soil health improvement
  • Optimization of nutrient use in forestry
  • Documentation of traditional knowledge for natural resource management

Thrust area III- Forest and Climate Change

Ongoing –

  • Estimation of Soil Carbon stock under different land use in Dalma Sanctuary and Betla National Park in Jharkhand. – PI- Dr. M. Ray, Scientist-D; 2 yrs (April, 2017-2019)

The Division Team

Shri Sanjiv Kumar, Scientist -E

Dr. Shambhu Nath Mishra, Chief Technical Officer

Shri Anshuman Das, Scientist -B

Dr. Blessing Roy Suchiang, Scientist -B

Shri Rajeev Ranjan, Technical Officer

Shri Satish Kumar, Technical Officer

Shri Rakesh Kumar, Technical Officer

Shri Arvind Kumar, Technical Officer

Shri Umesh Yadav, ST

For further details please contact:

Shri Sanjiv Kumar, Scientist -E & Head

Institute Of Forest Productivity
NH 23, Gumla Road, Lalgutwa, Ranchi-835303. (Jharkhand)
phone: 0651-2526144