A book on ‘Recent Advances on Melia dubia Cav.’ was released by Shri Arun Singh Rawat, Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India), Dehradun on 20th September 2021. The species of Melia dubia, known as Dreak or Gora Neem, is an indigenous fast growing short rotation multipurpose tree, and has potential to fulfill industrial and domestic wood requirements. The Director General, ICFRE showed his happiness and pleasure that a comprehensive book has been written on an indigenous tree species purely based on results of experiments and experience of Scientists gained through a long-term multidisciplinary and systematic research programme funded by ICFRE and executed by its Institutes. The tree is native to Eastern, North-Eastern and Southern parts of India, and thrives well commercially under varying soils and environmental conditions upto 1800 m above sea level. The deciduous tree contributes substantially in soil rehabilitation and improves soil quality with shading of enormous litter annually.