Forest Research and Training Centre is a Government body under the Ministry of Forests and Environment, responsible for forestry research and survey activities at the national level. It also offers forestry training and extension services. With an objective of conducting forest resources survey, Forest Resources Survey Project (FRSP) was set up under the Department of Forests in 1963. It was later upgraded as the Forest Survey and Research Office (FSRO) in 1976. The office was reformed to a Forest Research and Survey Centre (FORESC), a semi-autonomous body in 1993. It was emerged as a separate Department of Forest Research and Survey in 1999. In 2018, the Department and the Central Forestry Training and Extension Centre were merged and established as the Forest Research and Training Centre (FRTC).