ICFRE DG Dr Gairola plants 9 saplings in TFRI premises

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Apr 2018 10:30:49



Staff Reporter

DIRECTOR General of Indian Council for Forest Research and Education (ICFRE) Dr S C Gairola visited Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI), Jabalpur, on Thursday. He reviewed research, extension and other important activities being carried out in TFRI Institute. At the outset, the Director General planted nine saplings of Navgraha-Vatika in TFRI premises in presence of all scientists, officers and staff.Soon after plantation programme, Dr Gairola moved to Betel-Gmelina Agroforestry plantation site where Dr Nanita Berry, Head of Agroforestry Division, explained him about Gmelina based model for cultivation of betel leaves to enhance livelihood opportunities of farmers and stakeholders. Dr Gairola was welcomed by Dr G Rajeshwar Rao, Director of TFRI, in conference Hall of Genetics and Plant Propagation Division. Dr Rao presented before the Director General research, extension and other important activities being carried out in various divisions of the Institute. He also presented six AIRCP projects so that to incorporate valuable suggestions of the DG.

The Director General appreciated efforts of the Director TFRI Dr Rao for his active involvement in shaping the institute towards excellence in a short span of his joining, merely two months back. Dr Giarola critically examined AIRCP projects and extended suggestions which will definitely be incorporated, assured Director TFRI Dr Rao.
In his address to scientific community, the Director General directed scientists to work on need based projects which must address the specific problem. Projects as much as possible must be of short duration with clear cut deliverables, he added. Addressing the officers, Director General Dr S C Gairola informed that ICFRE is going to start Employee Welfare Awards at ICFRE level for all the employees working under its umbrella. Best performers selected from each Institute will be awarded at ICFRE level.

He urged people to work hard for welfare of ICFRE and their personal growth as well. DG Dr Gairola released four technical bulletins named ‘Status of Dalbergia Latifolia-an important vulnerable tree in Central India’, Clonal propagation of Bambusa vulgaris var. green through mini cuttings’, Model guidelines for management of white grubs in forest nurseries’ and Maida Chhal (Litsea glutinosa) – status and conservation’. A pictorial catalogue named ‘Birds of TFRI campus’ having collection of approximately 170 residents and migratory birds were also released by the DG, ICFRE. IFS Chaturbhuj Behera and Head of Office proposed a vote of thanks.