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   In order to have an adequate research back up for development of forestry sector in the northeastern region of the country, the Institute came into existence in April 1988, although its origin dated back to 1976 when a Regional Centre of Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, was established at Burnihat (Assam) to extend knowledge on forestry related issues through research, education and extension in general and to support forestry research in northeastern states Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. The Centre advanced steadily in terms of infrastructure and established itself as a nucleus for research on forestry and ecology related issues of the region. The ICFRE recognising the excellence of the Centre, upgraded it to a full-fledged Institute based at Jorhat in 1998, originally known as Institute of Rain and Moist Deciduous Forest Research (IRMDER). Now known as the Rain Forest Research Institute (RFRI), The Institute has evolved into one of repute, delivering yeoman service in the field of forestry resources and technology extension to all NE states including Sikkim. The multidisciplinary scientific manpower of the Institute delivers need based technological achievements in forests science leading towards conservation, protection, restoration and management of forest resources. The tested technologies, developed under different research projects, are transferred to the stakeholders through its Regional Capacity Building Programmes under Demo Village and Van Vigyan Kendras (VVKs) in the states.
The headquarters of the Institute is located at Jorhat in Assam, while it’s Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan has been established at Aizwal in Mizoram in the year 2004.

Mandates :

1. Conservation of forest ecosystem with emphasis on natural regeneration
2. Management of shifting cultivation areas
3. Management of community forests
4. Planting practices for eco-restoration
5. Conservation and sustainable management of Bamboos and Rattans

Updates from RFRI
Vigilance awareness week celebration -2017 at Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat
 
Constitution Day was celebrated at RFRI on 26.11.2016
 
Vigilance awareness week celebration -2016 at Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat
 
Technology transfer cum awareness programme for the local community
 
RFRI Celebrates International Yoga Day 2016
 
World Environment Day observed at Bamutia, West Tripura
 
A Report on Observance of International Day for Biological Diversity
 
RFRI Celebrates World Environment Day
 
RFRI Celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity
 
A report on Observance of Earth Day - 2016 & Briksha Rupan Mahautsav organized by Centre for For
 
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Circulars
Rates for various categories of seedlings/vegetative propagules of RFRI
Application of Membership for Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
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Photo Gallary Tenders
Tender for Canteen
Tenders are invited for disposal of Govt. Vehicle
Tenders are invited for supply of chemicals, glassware & plasticwares
Tenders are invited for Supply of various category of Manpower for the maintenance and unkeep of RFR
Tenders are invited for disposal of Govt. Vehicles
Quotations invited to disposal of e-waste
Tenders are invited for supply of various equipments
Quotations invited for the Supply of chemicals, Glassware/Plasticware at Rain Forest Research Instit
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