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Development and Release of high yielding varieties of Forestry species by Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun and its nine Institutes are actively engaged in the tree improvement programme of forestry tree species to improve yield, quality,  resistance and productivity to meet the demand for domestic consumption by industries.

In their continued endeavor four Institutes of ICFRE namely Forest Research Institute (FRI) Dehradun, Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB) Coimbatore, Institute of Forest Productivity (IFP) Ranchi and Arid Forest Research Institute (AFRI) Jodhpur have developed high yielding clones of important forestry species namely Azadirachta indica (Neem), Calophyllum inophyllum, Eucalyptus hybrid, Dalbergia sissoo and Populus deltoides.

Variety Releasing Committee (VRC) of ICFRE in its meeting on 18th November 2021 under the Chairmanship of Sh. Subhash Chandra, Director General of Forests & Special Secretary, MoEF&CC, New Delhi granted approval for the release of  22 clones.

December 3, 2021
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