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Forestry Research in India

Evolution, Expansion and Future Challenges by: R.V. Singh

This book is an effort to highlight the importance of forestry research in India and thus presents a detailed study, critical analyses, strengths and weaknesses of forestry research. Along with many a nuance, it provides suggestions for stregtening and reorientation of forestry research in the country.



ISBN: 9788124608777
Year Of Publication: 2017
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages : xxx, 362 p.
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 750


Forestry research is a niche segment in India and has yet to find a deserving place as a science. Many universities/premier institutes haven’t realized its potential and, therefore, are not keen to offer courses on it. This book is an effort to highlight the importance of the topic and thus presents a detailed study, critical analyses, strengths and weaknesses of forestry research in India since its inception towards the end of the nineteenth century.
It very clearly analyses and summarizes relevant issues enabling readers understand approaches adopted, their failures and successes, and provides main conclusions. Based on such detailed critical analyses, it identifies major issues and gives suggestions for improvement and future direction. Strong and appropriate forestry research support is critical to realize the potential of forests of our country to mitigate climate-change effects, conservation of biodiversity, support sustainable agriculture through climate amelioration and perpetual supply of water for irrigation to ensure food security for the country, alleviation of poverty of tribals and other forest-dependent communities and to provide a number of goods and services needed for economic development of the country.
The book provides suggestions for strengthening and reorientation of forestry research in the country. First of its kind on the subject, this book should generate keen interest on forestry research among the policy-makers, educators and even to the intellectuals and students involved in forestry studies and services.


1. Introduction
1.1 Forests and Forestry in India
1.2 Major Problems in the Forestry Sector
1.3 Present Status of Forestry Research
1.4 Research Support for Forest Development
1.5 Reorientation and Strengthening of Forestry Research
1.6 Response of Stakeholders to Changes in Forestry Research
1.7 The Book
2. Forestry Research Organization
2.1 Forestry-Related Research during the Pre-British Period
2.2 Beginning of Scientific Forestry Research
2.3 Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehra Dun
2.4 Strengthening of Forestry Research after Independence
2.5 Reorganization of the Forest Research Institute
2.6 Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE)
2.7 Forestry Research outside the ICFRE
2.8 Summary
3. Research Staff
3.1 Research Staff Composition
3.2 Research Staff Strength
3.3 Service Conditions of Scientists
3.4 Service Conditions of Forest Officers in Research Institutes
3.5 Training of Support Staff
3.6 Dichotomy in Research Staff
3.7 Creation of a Separate Service for Research Posts
3.8 Summary
4. Research Programme
4.1 Research Programme Preparation Procedure
4.2 Research Programme Preparation during the Pre-Independence Period (1906-47)
4.3 Research Programming Procedure during the Post-Independence Period up to the Establishment of the ICFRE (1948-86)
4.4 Research Programme Formulation Procedure Subsequent to the ICFRE Establishment (1987–2016)
4.5 Continuing Problems in Research Programming
4.6 Outstanding Problems in Research Programming
4.7 Neglect of Some Important Subjects in Research Programming
4.8 Research Programme and Multi-disciplinary Research
4.9 Research Relating to Participatory Forest Management
4.10 Summary
5. Forestry Research Management
5.1 Beginning of Forestry Research Management
5.2 Administration of the Research Institute as a Government Department
5.3 Forest Service Administration Approaches Brought to Forestry Research Institutes
5.4 Administrative Structure of Forestry Research Institutes
5.5 Administrative Work and Research
5.6 Working Environment
5.7 Coordination of Forestry Research
5.8 Review of the Working of Research Institutes
5.9 Funding of Forestry Research
5.10 Low Level of Funding for Forestry Research
5.11 Summary
6. Broad Areas of Research
6.1 Broad Disciplines of Research
6.2 Brief Account of Research Work
6.3 Summary
7. Communication of Research Results
7.1 Users of Research Results
7.2 Approaches Adopted for the Communication of Research Results
7.3 Problems Relating to the Communication of Research Results
7.4 Summary
8. Forestry Research in the States
8.1 Initiation of Forestry Research in the Provinces
8.2 Appointment of Silviculturists in the Provinces
8.3 Continued Reliance of the Provinces on IFRI
8.4 Forestry Research Organization in the States
8.5 Research Staff in the State Organizations
8.6 Weak Forestry Research Organization in the States
8.7 State Forest Research Institutes
8.8 Forestry Research Work in the States
8.9 Forestry Research Management
8.10 Communication of Research Results
8.11 Forestry Research Funding in the States
8.12 Summary
9. Discussion, General Conclusions and
9.1 Forestry Research Organization
9.2 Forestry Research Personnel
9.3 Research Programme
9.4 Forestry Research Management
9.5 Research Results Communication
9.6 Forestry Research in the States
9.7 Revival of Forestry Research in India

Meet the Author
Prof. R.V. Singh, M.Sc. (Agronomy), PhD retired as Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education. As a member of Indian Forest Service, he served in different capacities in the forest service and also as Professor of Forestry, H.P. University; Coordinator, Conifer Research Centre, Shimla; and President, Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun. He has a long stint of forestry research both in states and in Government of India. After retirement, he has been working as a forestry consultant. He has a number of forestry-related publications to his credit including seven books and more than 100 technical papers.
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