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Hyderabad: Institute of Forest Biodiversity (IFB), Hyderabad conducted Research Advisory Group (RAG) Meeting on 14th October virtually to examine newly-proposed forestry research projects and to monitor progress of various ongoing projects. The online RAG meeting chaired by  D. Jayaprasad, IFS, Director, IFB, the meeting consisted a core group of external experts including P. Raghuveer, IFS,  PCCF (VC&MD), Lokesh Jaiswal, IFS, PCCF, Dr. Chandra Sekhar Reddy, IFS & Dean Forest College, Akshy Patnaik, IFS, CCF, Research, Odisha Forest Department.

D. Jayaprasad, IFS, Director, IFB, welcomed the dignitaries and briefed them about the RAG, importance of Research projects in Forestry sector and screening process of ICFRE including RAG for scrutinizing newly proposed projects. He concluded, “By welcoming constructive feedbacks from the experts to improve the projects.

Followed by Dr. Vimal Kothiyal, ADG, (R&D), ICFRE, also welcomed all the experts and briefed about ICFRE works and ICFRE vision 2030 towards Forestry and Nation.

Pravin H. Chawhaan, GCR, IFB presented the research activities of the institute. He briefed about the ongoing research projects, 16-All India Coordinate Research Projects (AICRPs) including ICFRE and externally aided projects by the institute.

A total one new project and four ongoing projects were proposed at the RAG, including, Formulation of Strategies for Conservation of Mangrove in Vishakhapatnam,  Andhra Pradesh, Recovery programme for Syzygium alternifolium, Identification of indigenous species of Trichogramma, Exploring the potential of natural bio-stimulant on the growth and biochemical content in Rauwolfia serpentina & Study on socio Economic status of People in Nallamalais, Shesshachalam and North Coastal Eastern Ghats in relation with Forest Biodiversity.

The meeting was compiled by Dr. Abha Rani, Scientist and IFB team.

A vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. GRS. Reddy,Scientist, IFB. Around 30 experts including scientists, officials from Various State Forest Departments, Universities, and Organizations virtually participated in the RAG meeting.





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