Environment, Forest and Climate Change Department,

Government of Uttar Pradesh, India

Shri. Yogi Adityanath

Hon'ble Chief Minister,Uttar Pradesh

Shri. Dara Singh Chauhan

Hon'ble Minister,Forest Department

Forest Research Institute, Kanpur


Forest Research in Uttar Pradesh, started way back in 1918 with the appointment of Mr. E.A. Smithies, of Indian Forest Service as State Silviculturists were appointed. The need for intensive research to increase the overall productivity of the forest was realized and as a result State Forest Research Laboratory was established at Kanpur in 1970. Subsequently this laboratory was upgraded into the State Forest Research Institute in 1993

FRI, U.P. At A Glance

Latitude- 26° 28’ N
Longitude- 80° 24’ E
Altitude- 15m above MSL Annual rainfall 800 to 1000mm.
Nearest Airport – Kanpur (Lucknow about)
Railway Station- Kanpur Central (about 11 km from FRI Campus)

Thrust Areas:

The Major Thrust areas of Forest Research are:

  • Increasing productivity of Forest through Tree Improvement Programme.
  • Supply of Quality Seeds.
  • Development of suitable planting techniques for Refractory Areas.
  • Ex- situ as well as in situ conservation of Medicinal plants.
  • Development of Suitable Agro- Forest Models.
  • Ecology and pollution related studies.
  • Dissemination of result through training Publications of Technical Bulletins as Well as lab to land leaflets.