Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding is a national institute formed in April, 1988 under the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an autonomous council under the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. To identify and evolve varieties of species used in afforestation and social forestry that will contribute to the national goal of achieving a growth of 3 to 4 cubic meters of biomass per ha per year within the ecological considerations applicable to the area.

Director's Message
It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the official webpage of Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (IFGTB).The Institute conducts national level research on the subjects of Genetics and Tree Breeding of important forest species. In addition,it also attends to the local problems of the States of TamilNadu and Kerala and the Union Territories of and Nicobar Islands,Lakshadweep and Pondicherry.I hope,the information given in the webpage will be of great help to the viewers.Suggestions for improving the website are welcome.
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