Forest Research Institute(FRI), Dehradun

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Forest Research Institute(FRI), Dehradun

The FRI (Forest research institute) in Dehradun is a premier Institute styled in Greeko Roman Architecture by C. G. Blomfield. It is under Indian Council of Forest Research and Education(ICFRE). The main building is a National Heritage which was inaugurated in 1929 by then Viceroy, Willingdon. It is built over an  estate of about 450 hectares and was listed for a very long time in the Guinness Book of Records, as the largest purely brick structure in the world. FRI has developed all equipped Laboratories, Library, Printing Press, Botanical Museum and Experimental Field areas for conducting forestry research. The Forest Research Institute campus hosts the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy(IGNFA), the staff college that trains officers selected for the Indian Forest Service(IFS).

 FRI Museum Dehradun

There are six sections in the museum:

  • Pathology Museum
  • Silviculture Museum
  • Social Forestry Museum
  • Timber Museum
  • Non Wood Forest Products Museum
  • Entomology Museum

FRI Dehradun Features:

  • It is a store house of Knowledge.
  • Multi- Disciplinary and Collaborative Research is carried out.
  • In 1991, it was declared a deemed university by University Grants Commission(UGC)
  • Strong Scientific Base.
  • Blending of basic forestry knowledge with the frontline research. 

FRI Dehradun Areas of Functionality

  • Conservation of Biodiversity
  • Development of technology for eco friendly preservations.
  • Agroforestry
  • Conservation of ecologically fragile and disturbed areas.
  • Utilization of non conventional woods and weeds for manufacture of forest products.
  • Development of technology for reclamation of waste lands.
  • Reclamation and ecological monitoring of mined areas.

More than half a dozen movies such as Krishna Cottage, Rehna Hai Tere Dil Main, Paan Sigh Tomar, Student of the Year, Yaara and Dear Daddy were majorly shot in the campus. Many of the TV commercial ads have also been shot here such as Bournvita etc.

Forest Research Institute(FRI), Dehradun

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