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Introduction

Research is the soul of science nature has blessed Chhattisgarh with far flung sylvan wilderness and breathtakingly amazing wildlife and biodiversity. SFRTI is our humble tribute to the nature for the furtherance in the field of forestry research. forestry research in Chhattisgarh State endowed with 44% forest, to establish a State level forestry research and training institute foundation stone was laid in 21st March 2006 and stared functioning in 17th March 2013, majestic institute building constructed in 9544 Sq mtrs was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister, C.G. Govt. The institute is located at zero point Raipur in a lush green campus spread over a sprawling area of about 63 ha.

Sketch Map of SFRTI

Mission

  • To promote Extensive Research, its application to the field and Training in forestry and related issues.
  • To provide research support for the sustainable management of forests
  • To increase/maintain the area of forest cover and its density in Chhattisgarh by introducing the best management practices.
  • To increase the productivity of Forests.
  • To uplift economic condition of people by generating forest base activities.
  • To conserve endangered and threatened species and augment our gene pool
  • To orient our planning and documentation process to be capable enough to claim our due from the developed world in lieu of conservation of our forests
  • To make our human resources a highly motivated, technically sound and rapidly acting
  • To ensure lab to land transfer of technology in a short span of time for the benefit of forestry and the local population.

Infrastructure Development

Campus facilities

Campus Facilities : 1. Auditorium 2. Guest house building

The campus houses various research and experimental plots, research nursery, seasonal garden, Bambusetum, soil testing laboratory along with administrative block, Conference halls, Lecture room, Museum, Herbarium, Auditorium, Library and Documentation Centers. The institute also has residential accommodation for its employees and researchers in the campus. The well furnished officer's guest house provides accommodation to the visiting dignitaries, officers, guests and trainees. Institute is energized by state of art Solar Photovoltaic System (100 kw) in the campus since 2011.

  • Auditorium (140 seats) cum Library Building (Under Completion) Funded from 13th Finance Commission
  • Construction of 30 seats Guest House cum hostel at SFRTI campus Funded From CG State Government
  • Training facilities including residential trainings for front line staff have been developed for 100 trainees
  • Institute is energized with 100 kw Solar Photovoltic energy system from Year 2011 By CREDA Funded from CAMPA
  • Wetland Development:- For local & migratory birds conservation (Area 5 hac.)

Organizational Setup

Director is the chief executive of the Institute, he is assisted by an additional director, Joint director, assistant director, research (technical) and non-technical staff.

Administrative

  • Director (PCCF)
  • Addl. Director (CF)
  • Deputy Director (Dy. CF)
  • Assistant Director (ACF)

Research

  • Scientists ( Biodiversity & Climate change, Biotechnology, Silviculture & Forest Mensuration, Forest Taxonomy, Soil, Seed, Forest Pathology & Entomology, Agroforestry & Livelihood Promotion, HRD.)
  • Librarian
  • Research Officer (Technical Assistants, Lab. Technician)
  • Research Assistant
  • Assistant Programmer
  • Data Entry Operator

Executive

  • Forest Ranger
  • Forest Guards

Ministerial

  • Ministerial Staff

Administrative Setup

Adhoc Research Advisory Committee

The Adhoc Research Advisory Committee of the institute examines and approves the project proposals of the institute, monitors and evaluates their progress and results. The committee comprises of the following members:

1 Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Chhattisgarh Chairman
2 Managing Director, C.G. M.F.P. Federation , Raipur Member
3 PCCF (Wildlife), C.G. Member
4 APCCF (Development/Plan), C.G. Member
5 APCCF (State CAMPA), C.G. Member
6 APCCF (Working Plan), C.G. Member
7 APCCF (H.R.D./I.T.), C.G. Member
8 CEO (State Medicinal Plant), C.G. Member
9 CCF (Research and Extension), C.G. Member
10 Director, State Forest Research & Training Institute, Raipur                                          Member Secretary