Forest Research Institute Dehradun organized a ‘Research Outreach Program for Wood Based Industry of Uttar Pradesh’ in collaboration with Indian Industries Association (IIA) on 20th May, 2022. Programme was chaired by Director FRI Dr Renu Singh, IFS and Sh. Ashok Kumar Agarwal, President IIA and attended by seven member delegation of IIA and ten member delegation of Wood Technologist Association (WTA), Yamuna Nagar led by Sri. Subhash Jolly, Sh. Rajeev Agrawal, Plywood manufacturer from Yamuna Nagar, Sh. Suresh Baheti, chief editor, Ply Insight magazine, media and scientists and officials of FRI. The program mainly emphasized on the issues and problems being faced by the wood industries and farmers and how research activities and expertise of FRI can help in achieving timber production and utilization goals of industry. Dr Renu Singh, IFS and Director of FRI in her opening remarks underlined that industry-farmers-researchers are the three important pillars in growth of wood based industry. She also emphasized on developing a roadmap so that issues can be addressed and solved efficiently by each pillars. She further added that limited funding and lack of experimental areas are main bottleneck of progress in forestry research and industries can help in mitigating both. Sh. Ashok Kumar Agarwal, President IIA, appreciated that the research work of FRI is helping both industries and farmers.