Institute of Natural Resins and Gums comprises of four divisions
Quality & Productivity Improvement Division (QPI Division), Production
& Extension Management Division
(PEM Division), Application & Product Development Division (APD Division)
Mechanization & Process Engineering Division (MPE Division).
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.
Extension Management Division
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.
Product Development Division
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. Exploring
and development of newer applications and products of natural resins and
gums. 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.
& Process Engineering Division
deals with designing and development of machinery for automation of NRG
farming and processing and upgrading processing of NRGs by incorporating
artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced robotics.
Development of sensor based technologies for rapid detection of content
and quality of NRGs. Development of standards and refinement of
processing and value addition technologies for NRGs and their
by-products to pilot scale production and capacity building,
entrepreneurship development and industrial liaison at national and
international level. The Division has few pilot plants for research, refinement, training
and demonstration on important products. These are used for