Information is a source of learning………………………..
But unless it is organized, processed and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit!!!!!!
Forest Survey of India (FSI) is an esteemed national organization under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and climate change and mandated to assess the India"s forest resource periodically. Besides forest resource assessment the Training unit of the premier organization also involved in conducting training since 1981 to forestry personnel in an endeavor to disseminating knowledge and information on the modern techniques being employed in forestry survey to enable efficient planning, management, scientific and sustained nations forest resources. Therefore, training encompassess planning and capacity building in realization of importance of Human Resource Development and technical skills.
RS-GIS is a very useful and most effective planning tool for strategic planning and management of the forest, therefore, the need of the hour is to strengthen the RS-GIS based technology for Forest Resource assessment. In this concerned, the training provides for one week courses, short-term courses of 2-3 days duration and also conduct outreach training programmes in the states on the request of state forest departments for updating the knowledge and strengthening skills for managing the natural resources of the country through subsidizing tailor-made courses on advancements in application of RS & GIS for the preparation of working Plans, GPS/DGPS/Drone applications in Forest Survey and Demarcation and in Forest Resource Assessment.
Capacity building of human resource is recognized as one of the critical component to strengthen in the country so that the benefits of the harmonized and standardized RS/GIS based technology fulfill the specific needs of forest management, resource inventory and mapping.
Providing a historical and progressive perspective to the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge by means of lectures, technical sessions, practical discussions, demonstrations and field visits.
Forest Survey of India is equipped with modern infrastructure, state of art hardware & software and an eminent, skilled in-house and guest professionals from reputed institutions to organize the training programmes. The advanced Digital Image Processing (DIP) software like ERDAS Imagine and GIS software like ArcGIS are available for training purpose. Training on the open source software like Q-GIS is also imparted.
The National Forest Data Management Centre (with Digital Cartographic System & advanced RS/GIS facilities) and the Forest Inventory Unit, with their specialized activities also cater to the specific needs of imparting trainings on special themes. Sufficient number of GPS, DGPS units are available for hands on exercises. The training courses also facilitate the emerging technology viz. drone technology and their applications in forestry. In addition, course lectures, practical sessions with demonstrations, discussions and field visits are also structured in the training modules.
Over and above, besides in-house faculties, an eminent guest faculties from reputed national institution and premier organizations viz., Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Regional Remote Sensing Service Centre, Survey of India (SOI), Wildlife Institute of India (WII), ICFRE/FRI & experts from SFDs, IITs & National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) Hyderabad invites to share their knowledge and experience with the course participants in specialized domain. The training programme also contributes in delivering the course contents, schedule and study material to all participants that is meticulously designed by the course coordinators and experts.
Accommodation is provided in the training hostel (Vanavarn Bhavan) located in FSI campus. The training hostel has been constructed on an area of 1444 sq. m. the states of art double storeyed building is equipped with single and double AC rooms/ lounge, conference hall and community dining hall with kitchen. Accommodation is provided in the Training Hostel generally on twin sharing basis. The hostel has 7 suites and 9 double bedded AC rooms with TV, lounge, conference hall, internet and dining facility.
The organization also providing the facilities of indoor games like table tennis, chess and carom. The campus has enough space for morning/evening walks and also providing the yoga classes by highly qualified and experienced yoga trainers.
There is no course fee for the participants sponsored by the States/ UT Forest departments. The salary, travelling expenses etc. of the participants during the training are borne by the concerned forest departments. Forest Survey of India bears the boarding and lodging expenses of the participants attending the training courses.
At the end, after successfully completion of the course, all course participants were awarded with a certificate of completion of the course and furthermore, provided with a pen drive containing study material (both in hard as well as soft format) including all presentations.
|New NFI Design|
|Forest Cover Mapping for the 16th Cycle|
|Decision Support system (DSS) & e-Green Watch|
|Forest Resource/Carbon Inventory for Preparation of Working Plan|
|Application of RS/GIS in Preparation of Working Plan|
|Application of Drone/DGPS in Forest Survey and Demarcation|
|Application of RS/GIS & Inventory in Effective Forest Planning & Management.|
|Forest Fire Monitoring & Damage Assessment|
|Sensitization Course on Forest Resource Monitoring by FSI|
|Sr. No.||Month||Name of Training||Designation of the Officers||Duration of Course||Participants|
|1||January||1) Application of RS/GIS
in Preparation of
|WPO/ACF/RFO||One Week, 15.01.2018 to 19.01.2018||23|
|1) GPS/DGPS in Forest
Surveys & Demarcation
|DCF/ACF/RFO/Forest Surveyors||One Week, 05.02.2018 to 9.02.2018||26|
|3||2)"Forest Fire Monitoring
& Damage Assessment"
|IFS Officer"s||Two Days, 26.02.2018 to 27.02.2018||12|
|6||May||"Forest & Environment
|ISS Probationers||One Week, 01.05.2018 to 04.05.2018||26|
|8||July||"New National Forest
|Zonal Staff of FSI||One Week, 16.07.2018 to 20.07.2018||20|
|9||July||'Sub regional workshop
for South and Central
Asia on Global Forest
2020 (FRA 2020)
|Sub regional workshop for South and Central Asia||Four Days, 24.07.2018 to 27.07.2018||25|
|10||August||"New National Forest
|Zonal Staff of FSI||One Week, 06.08.2018 to 10.08.2018||22|
|"Application of RS/GIS
in Preparation of
|WPO/ACF/RFO||One Week, 03.09.2018 to 07.09.2018||10|
|12||"National Working Plan
|Officers of Karnataka Forest Department||Three Days,17.09.2018 to 19.09.2018||20|
|13||"Application of RS/GIS & Inventory in
Effective Forest Planning & Management"
|IFS officers||One Week, 24.09.2018 to 28.09.2018||18|
FSI also organized professionals visit to supplement information on on-going Geomatics activities in the organization, viz. FCM, FTM, Forest Fire Monitoring, Forest Inventory and TOF assessment to professionals representing from different states. Scientists, academicians, researchers and students of forestry were among the regular visitors and these visits have always been appreciated.
Visitors to FSI during 2018
IFS, SFS probationers, FRO’s, Foresters and Scientists of central/ state government ministries or departments
Academicians/ Students/ Faculty of undergraduate, Post graduate course of Forestry based or Agriculture based universities
|Sr. No.||Name of Organization||No of Participants||Date|
|1||B.Sc. Forestry (Hons.) Birsa Agriculture University Ranchi||22||02.11.2017|
|2||Students and Staff from Forest College & Res. Institute (TNAU) Metta Palayam Tamil Nadu||40||02.011.2017|
|3||SFS officer from CASFOS Dehradun||12||09.11.2017|
|4||SFS officer from CASFOS Dehradun||35||04.012.2017|
|5||Forest Training Institute (HP)||45||19.12.2017|
|6||Kundal Academy of Development Administration and Management Kundal, Distt: Sangli (MH)||38||26.12.2017|
|7||Forest Training Institute & Rangers College, Sundernagar (HP)||49||29.12.2017|
|8||B.Sc. Student from Central Agriculture Univ. College of Horticulture & Forestry Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh||20||02.01.2018|
|9||IFS CASFOS Coimbatore||38||08.02.2018|
|10||Sam Higginbottom University of Agr. Tech & Sciences Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh||42||19.02.2018|
|11||SHUATS, Allahabad, UP||38||22.02.2018|
|12||Kashmir Forest Training School||22||07.03.2018|
|13||C.S. Azad University Kanpur||47||27.03.2018|
|15||Karnataka Forest Academy Gungargatti Mummigatti Dharwad||44||27.04.2018|
|16||Rani Laxmi Bai Central Agricultural University||14||16.05.2018|
|17||Karnataka Forest Academy, Dharwad||41||24.05.2018|
|18||IIRS, ISRO Dehradun||7||30.05.2018|
|19||FRO's Unit from Telangana Forest Acedemy, Hyderabad||67||01.06.2018|
|21||FRO Trainees Kundal Forest Academy Sangli, Maharashtra||34||04.07.2018|
|22||Tamil Nadu Forest Academy Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu||32||10.09.2018|
|23||Forest Training Institute (HP)||49||14.09.2018|
|24||Uttarakhand Forestry Training Academy, Haldwani||30||18.09.2018|
|25||Central Academy for State Forest Service, Assam||32||25.09.2018|
|26||CASFOS, Burnihat, Assam||32||11.10.2018|
|27||Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehradun||43||12.10.2018|
|28||Indian Institute of Remote Sensing||4||31.10.2018|
|29||College of Forestry, Karnataka State University of Agriculture and Sciences||56||01.11.18|
|30||Forest College & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University||46||27.11.18|
|31||Kundal Academy of Development, Administration (Forest) Kundal Dist||32||01.01.2019|
|32||Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Tech & Environment, Shimla||15||02.01.2019|
|33||Forest Training Institute, (H.P)||47||16.01.2019|
|35||Faculty of Forestry Birsa Agricultural University Ranchi, Jharkhand||14||07.02.2019|
|38||Gujarat Forest Rangers College, Rajpipla Gujarat||35||22.02.2019|
|39||Kashmir Forest Training Institute J&K (Bandipora)||23||27.02.2019|
|40||College of Forestry SHUATS, Darya Ganj (UP)||44||28.02.2019|
|41||Forestry Institute, Nepal||46||01.02.19|
|42||Forestry Institute, Nepal||46||03.02.19|
Training on e-Green Watch & Handling of GPS to Madhya Pradesh Forest Department
A five day training program on handling of GPS & e-Green watch was conducted by resource persons of FSI at Bhopal to trainthe officials of Madhya Pradesh Forest
Department attended the training. The training was well appreciated highly rated and it was requested to conduct similar trainings in future.
Three Days Training Course for Officers of Karnataka Forest Department on National Working Plan Code 2014
Three Days Training Course for Officers of Karnataka Forest Department on National Working Plan Code 2014 was held during 17th to 19th September 2018 at FSI, Dehradun. Training was dedicated towards imparting role of Remote Sensing, GIS in preparation of Working Plan as per National Working Plan Code 2014. The course covered topics related to Geomatics and Statistical techniques in Forest Resource assessment, Biomass Expansion Factor, TOF Assessment.
Two days training for field staff of Rajasthan Forest Department
FSI team conducted a two day training programme at Jaipur on 23rd and 24th of April 2018 to impart training on sampling design, field manual and field forms to the field staff of Rajasthan Forest Department and demo was also organised in field to SFD officers and officials at Jaipur regarding laying out plot and collection of data. Sample point for inventory of TOF (Rural) for 8 districts has been generated and sent to Rajasthan Forest Department for inventory.
Three Days Training Course for Officers of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department on Carbon Estimation
Three days training course on ""Techniques of Carbon Measurement using high resolution satellite data"" for officers of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department. The training emphasised on IPCC Framework for Forest Carbon Assessment, Use of High resolution Satellite Data in Assessment of carbon Stock, Estimation of Carbon in Bamboo & A case study for Hoshangabad for estimation of Carbon Stock. Total 30 Officers from Madhya Pradesh Forest
A one-day workshop to discuss on the Strengthening National Forest Inventory and Monitoring Protocols and Capacities in India was held on 17th March 2018 at FSI, Dehradun. The workshop aimed at discussing the various components of NFMS prepared by FSI.
The workshop was attended by participants including representatives from FAO Sri Lanka, FAOR, IIRS, State Forest Departments (Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh). Workshop was also attended by FSI officers, JTAs, STAs, ADs, Project Scientists and Technical Associates working in FSI.Sub-regional workshop for South and Central Asia on Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 (FRA 2020)
Sub-regional workshop for South and Central Asian Countries on Global Forest Resource Assessment 2020 (FRA 2020) to discuss the objectives, Strengthening FRA 2020 on-line platform was held during 24th to 27th July 2018 at FSI, Dehradun.
The workshop aimed at providing technical assistance and guidance to NCS for the compilation of FRA 2020 Country Reports through the online Platform and discussing the various issues in country reporting processes. Forest Survey of India is the nodal agency for country reporting for FRA and Director General, Forest Survey of India is the National Correspondent.