Man helping young children to drink water from tap at the Forestry Research Institute. - - Strengthening the Indian Council for Forestry Research Institute: IND/92/038. The object of the project is to reduce poverty through enhancement of the contribution of forestry to rural development in Dehradun Area. The Project is engaged in silvicultural research, agroforestry activities, plantations, artisans. One hundred villages have been selected as demonstration sites, where most of the population live below the poverty line.