Forest Research Centre for Eco-Rehabilitation, Prayagraj is a research and extension hub committed for enhancement of tree cover through development and promotion of site specific agroforestry and plantation models along with rehabilitation of stress sites and mined areas in Uttar Pradesh.
In last 27 years it has come up with innovative technologies and technological packages in social, farm and agro-forestry vis-a-vis prevailing tree crop combinations;nursery and plantation techniques for forest species most suitable to rural needs and ecology; reclamation packages for eroded areas, stress sites, saline/alkaline soils with low moisture retention, degraded forests, pasture and grazing land, mined areas and other wasteland.
Apart from need based research, the Centre is also entrusted to disseminate technological know-how to stakeholders such as state forest departments, farmers, artisans, forest produce based industrialists, environmentalists, etc.
The Centre is managed and run by highly qualified and specialized researchers, who critically analyze the R & D problems received from stakeholders and provide their innovative solutions. Various national/ international funding agencies like World Bank, UNDP, NABARD, NITI Aayog, MoEF& CC, NOVOD Board, NTPC Ltd., NRAA, SFD Bihar, U.P. Council of Science & Technology, and U.P. Council of Agricultural Research etc. have been supporting the R & D programme of the Centre.