Divisions

Details of total 8 divisions in SFRTI.

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1. Silviculture, Mensuration & Forest Taxonomy Division

Objective

  • Study on technical feasibility and financial viability of undertaking plantations of miscellaneous species in C.G.
  • Evaluation of works of forest development authority and infrastructural developmental works in forest villages of C.G. Forest Department.
  • Evaluation of teak plantations raised by C.G. Rajya Van Vikas Nigam and standardization of optimum thinning regime.
  • Periodic growth measurements in sample plots and tree increment plots.
  • Enhancement of flowering in Mahua using various treatments with hormones and fertilizers.
  • Development of suitable medico-agro-forestry model and extension to farmer fields in C.G.
  • Development of nursery and planting techniques of economically important indigenous species.
  • Development of integrated insect pest and disease control system for major economically important tree species special emphasis to Sal Borer
  • Resource assessment of NTFP’s in People’s Protected Areas (PPA’s)
  • Standardization of agro-cultivation techniques of Stevia rebaudiana and large scale production of quality plants.
  • Analysis of soil samples.
  • Maintenance of sample plots, tree increment plots and linear tree increment plots and their periodic growth measurements.
  • Computation of form factors for timber and fuel wood production.
  • Establishment of new sample plots in coppice crop and plantation areas.
  • Revision of form factors of teak and sal in different regions of C.G.

Subdivision

1. Forest Taxonomy

2. Silviculture & Forest Mensuration

3. Soil Science

Soil Testing Lab was established in the institute in the year 2012 under the project sanctioned by State CAM PA.

Major Objectives of the Soil Testing Lab:
  • To Study the physio-chemicai characteristics of soil.
  • To Find out the species suitability of the site.
  • To Suggest the measures for the reclamation of degraded sites
  • To Establish soil-vegetation relationship for plantation purpose.
Achievements of the Soil Testing Lab:

Approx 1800 soil samples of different plantation sites of forest divisions and Working Plan division of six circles have been analysed in the Soil Testing Lab by the end of June 2018. The parameters of the testing of soil samples are following

  • pH (Hydrogen Ion Concentration)
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Organic Carbon %
  • Available Nitrogen (kg/ha)
  • Available Phosphorus (kg/ha)
  • Available Pottassium (kg/ha)

Most of the soil samples were found of acidic nature.

4. Seed Certification

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2. Non Timber Forest Produce Division

Objective

  • Study of Non Timber Forest Produce collection.
  • Study on socio-economic status of the people engages in Non Timber Forest Produce collection.
  • Study on Non Timber Forest Produce processing and Value addition.
  • Study on marketing and linkage of Non Timber Forest Produce.
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3. Biotechnology Division

Objective

  • Teach, train and graduate qualified skilled scientists in many disciplines of Biotechnology
  • Develop, implement and evaluate the curriculum of biotechnology program with a strong commitment to be aligned and comply with the national and international standards of the quality assurance.
  • Conduct applied research in basic and translational biotechnology and fosters interactions and collaboration between faculty, researchers and industry.
  • Promote a supportive learning environment for life through implementing continuous learning programs.
  • Apply the general principles and standards of technology transfer and ensure adequate training of our personnel in modern biotechnology.
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4. Human Resource Development Division

Objective

  • To help the organisation to attain its goals effectively and efficiently by providing competent and motivated employees.
  • To utilize the available human resources effectively.
  • To increase to the fullest the employee’s job satisfaction and self-actualisation.
  • To develop and maintain the quality of work life (QWL) which makes employment in the organisation a desirable personal and social situation.
  • To help maintain ethical policies and behaviour inside and outside the organisation.
  • To establish and maintain cordial relations between employees and management.
  • To reconcile individual/group goals with organisational goals.
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5. Biodiversity & Climate Change Division

Objective

  • Biodiversity or Biological Diversity, sum of all the different species of animals, plants, fungi, and microbial organisms living on Earth and the variety of habitats in which they live. Scientists estimate that upwards of 10 million—and some suggest more than 100 million—different species inhabit the Earth. Each species is adapted to its unique niche in the environment, from the peaks of mountains to the depths of deep-sea hydrothermal vents, and from polar ice caps to tropical rain forests.
  • Biodiversity underlies everything from food production to medical research. Humans the world over use at least 40,000 species of plants and animals on a daily basis. Many people around the world still depend on wild species for some or all of their food, shelter, and clothing. All of our domesticated plants and animals came from wild-living ancestral species. Close to 40 percent of the pharmaceuticals used in the United States are either based on or synthesized from natural compounds found in plants, animals, or microorganisms.
  • Biotechnology, the manipulation of biological organisms to make products that benefit human beings. Biotechnology contributes to such diverse areas as food production, waste disposal, mining, and medicine.
  • Although biotechnology has existed since ancient times, some of its most dramatic advances have come in more recent years. Modern achievements include the transferal of a specific gene from one organism to another (by means of a set of genetic engineering techniques known as transgenics); the maintenance and growth of genetically uniform plant- and animal-cell cultures, called clones; and the fusing of different types of cells to produce beneficial medical products such as monoclonal antibodies, which are designed to attack a specific type of foreign substance.
  • Taxonomy, science of classifying organisms. Probably the first scientific study of plants was the attempt to classify them. At first, because of the limited knowledge of plant structures, artificial classifications, beginning with the most ancient one into herbs, shrubs, and trees, were necessary. These simple categories merely cataloged, in a tentative way, the rapidly accumulating material, in preparation for a classification based on natural relationships. Modern taxonomic classification, based on the natural concepts and system of the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus, has progressed steadily since the 18th century, modified by advances in knowledge of morphology, evolution, and genetics.
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6. Forest Protection Division

Objective

  • Protection and conservation of flora, fauna, forests and wildlife.
  • Afforestation and regeneration of degraded areas and
  • Protection of environment in order to promote sustainable development.
  • Conservation and survey of flora, fauna, forests and wildlife
  • Prevention and control of pollution
  • Afforestation and regeneration of degraded areas
  • Protection of environment in order to promote sustainable development
  • Ensuring the welfare of animals
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7. Agroforestry & Livelihood Promotion Division

Objective

  • protect soil, animals, crops, and homes from extreme weather
  • improve water quality
  • produce jobs and income
  • produce products (food, fiber, bioenergy, wood, floral and medicinal/botanical products, and more)
  • improve pollinator habitat
  • trap snow and prevent it from piling in roads (living snow fences)
  • provide habitat for wildlife, and create corridors for their travel
  • sequester carbon and other greenhouse gases
  • mitigate odor
  • create beautiful places
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8. Information, Education & Communication Division

Objective

  • Running regular checks on network and computer for data security
  • Providing direction for multimedia report generation
  • Providing Help for GPS & MAP creation for research
  • Designing training programs and workshops for staff & trainees
  • Conducting regular system audits
  • Overseeing and determining timeframes for major IT projects including system updates, upgrades, migrations and outages
  • Mantaince of Website www.sfrti.cg.gov.in
  • Mantaince of Intercom & Telephones
  • Mantaince of wifi connectivity
  • Managing and reporting on allocation of IT budget