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Institute has well equipped facilities and services for conducting R&D activities in the region. Supporting facilities includes:
A. Laboratory: Institute has four specialised and sophisticated laboratories:
I. Ecology Laboratory:

Division of Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation is equipped with a wide range of scientific instruments – e.g. CHNS Elementar, KELl - Plus Nitrogen Estimation System, Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer, Flame Photometer, pH meter, Electrical conductivity meter. These instruments are used for estimation of Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium etc. in soil and plant samples.

Millipore Automatic Nitrogen Estimation System
Vario Microcube CHNS Analyzer Soil Testing

The facility of laboratory analysis of soil and plant samples is extended to outside research organizations, forest departments and other agencies at the following charges:

Sl. No. Name of Testing   Rate (Rs.)
A]  Soil Samples  
1  pH 100.00
2  EC 100.00
3  Organic Carbon(OC)/ Organic Matter 300.00
4  N, P, K, Ca, Mg, Na 1800.00 (Rs. 300/element)
5  Total soil analysis 2000.00
 Texture 250.00
7  Bulk Density 100.00
 Dry matter/ Moisture present 100.00
 CHN- auto analyzer (Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Sulpher) 1200.00 (only for C, H, N) 
B]   Water Sample  
10   pH & EC 100.00
11   Na, K, Ca, Mg, Cl, CO3, HCO3   150.00 (for each element) 
12   Leaf area measurement on per sample basis 100.00
13   HPLC 3500.00
14   Plant identification charges 200.00 per specimen
15  

Insect Pest/Pathogen                                

Identification by studying taxonomic characters 
Students & Farmers 
Industries & Forest Deptt. 
800.00 per specimen
C]   Seed Testing  
16   Seed germination and viability test 1100.00 
17   Seed purity tests 500.00
18   Moisture content of seeds 200.00

II. Forest Protection Laboratory:

Forest Protection Laboratory is equipped with Microscope Nikon E400, PCR (Bench top), Electrophoresis (Bench top), Gel-Doc (Protein Simple), Microscope (LMI 3003276A) Leedz micra XZ-150wA-cold Light Illuminator, Insect Activity Recorder, Laminar Flow, BOD Incubator, Innoculation Chamber, Autoclaves, Insect/Borer Rearing Chamber.


III.Agroforestry and NWFP Laboratory:

The Laboratory is equiped with PMR Porometer, Soxhlet apparatus with heating system, Relascope, Centrifuge, Muffle Furnace, Clinometer, Soil Respiration Chamber, Soil Temperature Probe, Lux Meter, Soil Moisture Meter, Bulk Density Core, Altimeter etc.


IV.Seed Technology Laboratory:

Seed Technology Laboratory is equipped with Thermo-Hygrometer, Digital Seed Moisture Meter, Hot Air Oven, Sealing Machine, Refrigerator, Electrical Conductivity Meter, pH Meter, Electronic Balance, Seed Grader, Specific Gravity Separator with Surge Bin and Elevator, Seed Germinator (Double Door), Seed Drier, Seed Blower, Electrophoresis assembly, Power Supply, Infra Red Thermometer, Fume hood, Deionizer, Magnetic Stirrer,Water Re- Circulator, Extraction Plate, Soxhlet Apparatus, Pressure Chamber, UV Vis Spectrophotometer, Multi Chamber Cooling Cabinet, Portable Photosynthesis System, Plant Canopy Analyzer etc.,


B.Herbarium:

The herbarium has approximately 7400 plant specimen sheets mounted as per standard procedures. The plant specimens covered include approximately 1085 species belonging to 136 families. The herbarium is providing identification facilities to the students, research scholars and researchers of other research organizations.


C.Library:

The Institute has an excellent collection of forestry related Books, Journals and other relevant literature. The detail of collection is given below:

Sl. No. Items Nos.
1 Books 3500
2 Journals/Periodicals 210
3 Bound Periodicals 523
4 Unbound Periodicals 48
5 Video Cassettes/CDs on Forestry Research 41
6 Restricted Map 58
7 Unrestricted Map 59
8 Map Catalogue 02
9 Other Map 12
10 Thesis 11

Following services are provided by the HFRI library on paid basis:

1. Reference Services
2. Referral services
3. Current awareness Services
4. Reprographic Services.
5. CAB Tree CD Services.


D.Videoconferencing:

Videoconference facilities between HFRI, ICFRE/ Institutes and other organizations for research, administrative and management purposes are available. The videoconference room is well furnished and is being used frequently for various interactive meetings with national and international delegations. It comfortably accommodates about 15 participants.


E.Conference Facilities:

A fully functional and well equipped conference hall has been developed for organizing conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings and other institutional or external events. It is a well furnished facility with the institute which may comfortably accommodate about 70 participants. The other organizations/ departments also avail this facility with the prior approval of the competent authority and payment of Rs 5000 per day.


F.MD Chaturvedi Training Complex & Interpretation Centre:

Institute has also a multipurpose training complex. The other organizations/ departments also avail this facility with the prior approval of the competent authority and payment of Rs 5000 per day (Exception: State Forest Department, Government of Himachal Pradesh).

G.Experimental Research Nurseries/ Stations:  

Latest Updates


Information regarding availability of Quality Bamboo Seedlings of Lathi Bans (Dendrocalamus strictus) for sale at Small Bamboo Nursery Nalagarh. updated: 13.05.2022
A Report on International Yoga Day Countdown at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 10.05.2022
A Report on conservation and awareness programme on medicinal plants held on 21.04.2022 at Moolkoti panchayat, Mashobra , Shimla. updated: 26.04.2022
A Report on Educational Visit of B.Sc. Agriculture Students of University of Agriculture Sciences, Riachur, Karnataka on 18.04.2022 at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 26.04.2022
A Report on Educational Visit of B.Sc. Agriculture Students of University of Agriculture Sciences, Riachur, Karnataka on 20.04.2022 at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 26.04.2022
A Report on International Day of forests at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 29.03.2022
A Report on one day training on forest fires organised by HFRI Shimla.   updated: 24.03.2022
A Report on one day training Programme for Shilaroo and Kot Villegers organised by HFRI Shimla.   updated: 21.02.2022
A Report on one day training Programme for Badagaon Villegers organised by HFRI Shimla.   updated: 21.02.2022
A Report on Bamboo Plantation near Badagaon Shimla.   updated: 19.01.2022
A Report on Webinar on Guidelines and Procedures for Clone/Variety release of Forestry Species at HFRI Shimla.   updated: 13.01.2022
A Report on Good Governance Week celebration at HFRI Shimla.   updated: 05.01.2022
A Report on Awareness program for conservation and rejuvenation of Rivers at HFRI.   updated: 14.12.2021
A Report on International Mountain Day celebration.   updated: 14.12.2021
Training Report of one day Workshop on conservation and sustainable management of Pinus Gerardiana held at Urni, Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.   updated: 02.12.2021
Training Report of one day Workshop on conservation and sustainable management of Pinus Gerardiana held at Barang, Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.   updated: 02.12.2021
Training Report of one day Workshop on conservation and sustainable management of Pinus Gerardiana held at Pangi, Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.   updated: 02.12.2021
Training Report of one day Workshop on conservation and sustainable management of Pinus Gerardiana held at Kalpa, Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.   updated: 02.12.2021

A Report on visit of BSc. Forestry students Hyderabad at HFRI.   updated: 01.12.2021
A Report on Constitution Day 2021 celebration at HFRI.   updated: 01.12.2021
A Report on Communal Harmony Rally at HFRI.   updated: 01.12.2021
A Report on RFO trainee visit from Haldwani at HFRI.   updated: 01.12.2021
A Report on Aazadi ka Amrut Mahotsav-'Importance of Agroforestry' organized by HFRI, Shimla.  updated: 24.11.2021
A Report on Aazadi ka Amrut Mahotsav-'Celebration of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' organized by HFRI, Shimla.  updated: 05.11.2021
A Report on Aazadi ka Amrut Mahotsav-'Environment Awareness Programme for Villagers' organized by HFRI, Shimla.  updated: 18.10.2021
A Report on Awareness Programme and rally on no to single use plastic organized by HFRI. updated: 12.10.2021
A Report on Ozone Day celebration at HFRI.   updated: 22.09.2021
A Report on Himalayan Day celebration at HFRI.   updated: 15.09.2021
MoU between Himalayan Forest Research Institute and Career Point University. updated: 03.09.2021
A Report on Aazadi ka Amrut Mahotsav-'Environment Awareness Programme for Villagers' organized by HFRI, Shimla. updated: 02.09.2021
A Report on Awareness Programme on Parthenium Histeroforus organized by HFRI. updated: 26.08.2021
Report on 75th Independence Day celebration at HFRI. updated: 26.08.2021
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Contribute your rendering of the National Anthem at https://rashtragaan.in

A Report on International Day of forests at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 25.03.2021
Training Report on Nursery and Propagation Techniques of Trillium Govanianum (Nagchhatri) held at Rampur Shimla. updated: 19.03.2021
Proceeding of Monthly Seminar held on 26 February 2021. updated: 09.03.2021
MoU between Himalayan Forest Research Institute and Himachal Pradesh Forest Department  updated: 08.03.2021
Proceedings of Monthly Seminar held on 29 January 2021. updated: 12.02.2021
A Report on Republic Day 2021 Celebration at HFRI, Shimla. updated: 01.02.2021
A Report on release of State REDD+ Action Plan for Himachal Pradesh. updated: 07.01.2021
Proceeding of Monthly Seminar held on 29 December 2020. updated: 05.01.2021
Training Report on Propagation and Modern Nursery Techniques of Pinus Gerardina and Ribes Spp. updated: 24.12.2020 %

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