Activities

The details of various works dealt by Research and Training Division are as follows: It is the Nodal Division for two major Central Sector Plan Schemes namely" Grants in aid to Forestry & Wildlife Institutions" and " Capacity Building in Forestry Sector" The details of the schemes are given below:
  1. Grants in aid to Forestry & Wildlife Institutions:_ The Scheme supports the forestry and wildlife research, education and extension activities by funding the Institutions of ICFRE, IPIRTI, IIFM and WII. The WII is dealt by Wildlife Division.
    1. Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE), Dehradun (excluding establishment matters) - the organization is involved in forestry research, education and extension activities.
    2. Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal (including establishment matters) - the organization is engaged in education and management related activities in forestry sector.
    3. Indian Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute (IPIRTI), Bangalore (including establishment matters) - The organization is engaged in the research, product development and educational activities related to industrial applications of the non-traditional timber products.

  2. Capacity Building in forestry sector:- The scheme aims to cover the whole gamut of the training and exposure needs of the forestry sector personnel as well as members of the civic society in the country.
    1. Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), Dehradun: The component takes care of professional induction training of directly recruited IFS officers, skill up-gradation of officers promoted to IFS, Mandatory Mid-Career Trainings, refresher courses/seminars/ workshops.
    2. Directorate if Forest Education: The component supports professional induction courses for the directly recruited SFS officers and Ros, their in service trainings, seminars/ workshops.
    3. Training of IFS Officers: The component supports one-week compulsory trainings and two day training workshop for IFS officers through various organizations in the country. Officers are also sponsored for long-term training courses.
    4. Training of Personnel of Other Services: The component provide awareness programmes through short-term training, workshops, and study tours for the personnel of various Departments such as police, Revenue, customs, etc.
    5. Training of Other Stakeholders: The component provide awareness programme through study tours, workshops and seminars for these stakeholders i.e. Panchayat members, elected representatives, teachers, nature clubs/eco-clubs, social activists, NGOs, and media persons.
    6. Foreign Training of Forestry Personnel: The component is aimed at encouraging specialization amongst the forestry personnel by sponsoring them for various short-term and long-term training courses at various Institutions overseas.
    7.  Capacity Development for Forest Management & Training of Personnel: The component is an externally aided component aimed at improving training of frontline forestry force. The total cost of the component is Rs.225.00 Crore for the period of five years is funded by the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA). The loan component is of Rs. 206.00 Crore and the rest is Central Plan component. The Project is being implemented in twelve states namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal.