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  • Introduction

    Presently concentrating on documentation of indigenous knowledge on traditional medicine systems in Chotanagpur and Santhal parganas. Studies are underway for development of propagation techniques and agro-silvicultural system for cultivation of important medicinal plants such as Raulfia Serpentina, Withania somnifera, asparagus racemosa and Gymnema sylvestris. Herbal gardens and propagation centers have been established at different locations in Darjeeling (West Bengal) and Ranchi (Jharkhand).


    • Assessment and conservation of biodiversity
    • Environmental impact assessment
    • Eco-restoration and rehabilitation of mined out areas and other stress sites
    • Soil-vegetation interrelationship for health improvement stability and productivity of ecosystem
    • Recycling of wastes for soil health improvement
    • Optimization of nutrient use in forestry
    • Documentation of traditional knowledge for natural resource management

    Thrust area III- Forest and Climate Change

      Ongoing – NIL
      New –

    • Estimation of Soil Carbon stock under different land use in Dalma Sanctuary and Betla National Park in Jharkhand. – PI- Dr. M. Ray, Scientist-D; 2 yrs (April, 2017-2019)

    The Division Team

    Dr. (Mrs.) Malabika Ray, Scientist-D, Head
    Dr. P K Das, Scientist D
    shri Satish Kumar, R.A.-II (Gen)
    shri Suraj Kumar, T.A. ‘C'(Gen)
    shri K. L. De, T.A. ‘C'(Gen)

    For further details please contact:

    Dr Malabika Ray, Scientist D & Head
    Forest Ecology And Environment Division
    Institute Of Forest Productivity
    NH 23, Gumla Road, Lalgutwa, Ranchi-835303. (Jharkhand)
    phone: 0651-2526143