The research wing of UPFD, including the SFRI, Kanpur has been given the responsibility
of undertaking the scientific research, development and application in forest and
allied natural resources, leading to development of appropriate technologies for
efficient management and utilization of trees ansd other forest resources through
increased sustainable availability of trees/forest products and their associated
services for all time.
SFRI, Kanpur is located centrally in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is about 90 kms
south of Lucknow. The campus forms a part of the famous Allen forest in the northern
part of Kanpur city. Kanpur is well connected by Air as well as Rail. The nearest
airport, Amausi (Lucknow) is about 80 kms. Kanpur Central Railway station is about
8 kms from SFRI campus.
State Forest Research Institute, Uttar Pradesh, is headed by the Chief Conservator
of Forests, who is also the Director of the Institute. The head- quarter of silviculturists,
Southern Region is also located in the campus. The Institute, has two more regional
centers- one at CB Gaj, Bareilly, and another at Ram Nagar (Varanasi) headed by
the State Silviculturists.
The State Silviculturists are the senior members of the Indian Forest Service. Each
Silviculturist is being assisted by an assistant Silviculturist who is a member
of State Forest Service. Each regional center of the institute has further centres
of speciality for conducting field trials. FRI, UP has facilities of conducting laboratory
as well as field research relating to various aspects of forestry. The major thrust
areas of research are as follows:
- Increasing productivity of the Forest through Tree Improvement Programmes.
Planting Material Improvement
- 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- Forestry Models.
Ecology and pollution related studies.
- Standardization of Cultivation Techniques
of some important Medicinal plants.
- Evaluation of suitability of various Silvicultural
- Publication of Technical Bulletins as well as Lab to