|To prepare State of Forest Report biennially, providing assessment of latest forest cover in the country and monitoring changes in these.
|To conduct inventory in forest and non-forest areas and develop database on forest tree resources.
|To prepare thematic maps on 1:50,000 scale, using aerial photographs.
|To function as a nodal agency for collection, compilation, storage and dissemination of spatial database on forest resources.
|To conduct training of forestry personnel in application of technologies related to resources survey, remote sensing, GIS, etc.
|To strengthen research & development infrastructure in FSI and to conduct research on applied forest survey techniques.
|To support State/UT Forest Departments (SFD) in forest resources survey, mapping and inventory.
|To undertake forestry related special studies/consultancies and custom made training courses for SFD's and other organisations on project basis.