Major Areas

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  • To implement Forest Genetic Resource Management Network (FGRMN) programme in the country in collaboration with State Forest Departments and Universities.
    •      Prioritize the tree species based on economic, environmental and socital value for FGR programme.
  • Evaluation of natural populations, plantations, permanent preservation plots etc through morphological and molecular characteristics and documentation.
    •      Study the genetic diversity of natural populations, SPAs and Seed orchards.
    •      Establish in situ and ex situ conservation (field gene bank and seed bank) for important trees species.
  • Evaluate and document the established genetic resources like CSO, SSO, SPA, Clone bank etc for important species in the country and select of potential seed orchards and SPAs.
  • Develop validated and characterized forest genetic resources in the form of seed orchards, improved germplasm, clones, hybrids etc for plantation programme to augment productivity.
    •      Develop data base on Forest Genetic Resources of prioritized species in the country.
  • Conduct Training to IFS officers, Forest officials of SFDs. Scientists and Research staffs of ICFRE Institutes on Forest Genetic Resource Management, Conservation Documentation and Characterization.
    •      Prepare progress report and country report on FGR
  • Implementation of National Programme on Conservation and Development of FGRs funded by CAMPA-MoEF & CC and act as Nodal Centre and Centre of Excellence for South India