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Arid Forest Research Institute, situated at Jodhpur in Rajasthan (India ) , is one of the institutes of the Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education ( ICFRE ) working under the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India. The Objective of the Institute is to carry out scientific research in forestry in order to provide technologies to increase the vegetative cover and to conserve the biodiversity in the hot arid and semi arid region of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Dadara & Nagar Haveli union territory. The Institute Campus covers 66 ha. of area on the New Pali Road, Jodhpur.
Thrust Areas of Research
  • To develop techniques for rain water harvesting in arid areas.
  • To develop technology for afforestation on stress sites.
  • Eco-stabilization of deserts with emphasis on sand dune fixation.
  • To develop techniques for production of high quality planting material.
  • Provenance trial of important arid zone species.
  • Studies on bio-fertilizers and biopesticides.
  • Research on Non-Wood Forest Products of arid zone.
  • Tree improvement through tissue culture & genetic engineering.
Whats New
Brief Report of Training Programme on Bamboo from 9-13 December 2013
Brief Report of RAG Meeting 12-13 November, 2013
List of Publications from 2004 to 2013
"AFRI Darpan" (July-September, 2013)
Training Programme on Forest , Wildlife and Environmental Conservation (20-22 Feb 2014)
Minutes of stakeholders, meeting held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 19th September, 2013
Minutes of stakeholders' meeting held at Jaipur, Rajasthan on 4th October, 2013
VVK Training Gujarat and Dadara and Nagar Haveli from 3rd to 5th Oct. 2013
List of completed projects (1990-2012)
Celebration of Independance Day 2013
Annual Report of AFRI 2012-13
Inititiatives and Achievements of AFRI
Appointments & Tenders
List of Candidates Selected for Type Test for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk
List of Candidates Selected for Interview for the Post of Technical Assistant-C
List of Candidates Selected for Interview for Multi Tasking Services on basis of Written Exams on 15.12.13
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N. K. Vasu , IFS

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