Institute of Natural Resins and Gums comprises of three divisions
Lac Production Division (LPD), Process and Product Development Division
Transfer of Technology Division (TOT).
deals with the
production aspects of lac exclusively which involves research in
insect improvement as well as host plants. Development of sustainable lac
production technologies for the farmers. The Division maintains a Lac host
and Lac insect gene bank.The Biotechnology laboratory of Lac Production
Division is actively engaged in research on characterization and selection
of lac insect genetic stocks and host plant germplasms through molecular
approach with an aim to select best productive and qualitative lac insects
and host plants.
Product Development Division
came into existence with the expanded mandate of the Institute. It
deals with Natural Resins and Gums, refinement in processing, value
addition technologies for raw, semi-refined and finished natural resins &
gums and their by-products to pilot scale production. The Division has a
ISO 9001 QUALITY EVALUATION LAB. The Quality Evaluation Laboratory
of IINRG is IS/ISO 9001:2008 accredited laboratory to render services for
collection, analysis, testing and reporting of lac and lac based products.
Processing and Demonstration Unit
of the Division has few pilot plants for research, refinement, training
and demonstration on important products. These are used for
Technology Division Technology
is involved in assessment, refinement and dissemination for a
wider adoption of research findings. It is a centre for training
and education on all aspects of lac and processing and product
developments from natural gums and resins.
of the Division is a unique museum in the world dedicated to lac
and its uses. The museum depicts all aspects of lac right from
cultivation, lac insect predators, its uses, lac by-products,
etc. Samples of lac from all over the world collected are
exhibited for the visitors. Besides these the Divisions conducts
regular training programme for the farmers, Un- employed rural
youth Intermediate or graduates and nominee of GOs & NGOs.