Forest Ecology & Land Management Division


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 –

  • 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)
  • New – NIL

The Division Team

Dr. (Mrs.) Malabika Ray, Scientist-D, Head
Dr. P K Das, Scientist D
shri Satish Kumar, TO
shri K. L. De, STA

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: 0651-2526144