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Message from the Director

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the official webpage of Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI), Jabalpur. Situated in Madhya Pradesh, heart land of India , Forest Research Centre for Skill Development established at Chhindwara is one of the centre of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun. It has unique distinction of being the first centre of its kind in Asia for the development of human resource in forestry sector leading towards the poverty alleviation. Central plateau of India is dominated by tribal population who are mainly dependent on forestry resource. Shortage of water, energy, employment and climatic change due to deforestation is resulting into environmental degradation and causing great concern in this area. To cater the specific needs of central India in relation to development of specialized human resource through training in different advanced forestry technology, the centre has been located in the most representative district of Chhindwara. Honourable Minister of Environment and Forest , Government of India has laid the foundation stone of the institute on 30th March 1995 .
The centre is located on Chhindwara-Panchmari state highway, 8 kms from Chhindwara town at Poama village. Chhindwara is well connected by road, Nagpur (125 km), Jabalpur (215 km) and Bhopal (280km). In additional it has rail linkage also. A functional air strip along with helipad is also located at Chhindwara.
The centre promises of great help in upgrading the forestry skills to the local as well as the people all over the country and even abroad in increasing their income levels through self employment and better utilization of environmental opportunity. 


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