Silviculture and Forest Management Division of the Forest Research Institute FRI organized a seminar on Thursday on issues and challenges in reorienting silviculture. Due to the climate change focus shifted from production of forestry to conservation of the forestry, expressed FRI director Savita and emphasized the need for reorienting the issues and challenges. Highlighting on the dependency of most of the people in the forest directly or indirectly, she said that Indian forests have low productivity compared to other parts of the world.
The ICFRE (Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education) deputy director general (Research) SD Sharma highlighted various issues related to forest management on the occasion. He spoke on the forest issues like its degradation, problems related to forests fires, the forest policies and Acts, the decrease of forest productivity, the status of export and import of timbre, skill development for tribal people and human-animal conflicts and the like.
There included other issues discussed in the seminar like the impact of climate change on the phenology of ++*———–plants and reorientation silviculture activities, water harvesting for groundwater recharge, managing the forests for water, biodiversity conservation, public participation in forest management, livelihood issues, development of nurseries and plantation techniques for the rare and endangered species (tree and shrubs) which are useful for the community and lesser known to forest departments, agroforestry research, new perspectives in research of silviculture along with demand and supply situation of raw materials for wood-based industries.