NCCF organised National Conference of Forest Certification on 13th January 2018 at The Lalit, Connaught Place, New Delhi. The event marked the release of the India’s Internationally Benchmarked Certification Standard for Forest Management and launch of the National Certification Scheme of Forest Management Certification. The conference was inaugurated by Shri C.K. Mishra, Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in presence of dignitaries on the dais Shri Siddhanta Das, Director General of Forests and Special Secretary, MoEFCC, Shri Vijai Sharma, Chairman, NCCF, Shri A.K. Srivastava, Honorary Executive Director, NCCF, Dr Alka Bhargava, Joint Secretary (NRM),Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, Export Promotions Council for Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles and Shri Suneel Pandey, Vice President, ITC and Secretary, NCCF. The conference was attended by the representatives from Central Ministries, State Forest Departments, Corporations, Biodiversity Boards, Professional foresters, Research and Academic Institutions, Universities, Industry, Industry Associations, International Organisations, Civil Society Organisations, Accreditation Body, Workers Bodies, Certification Bodies, representatives of print and electronic media.