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National Institute of Secondary Agriculture
(Formerly Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums
& Indian Lac Research Institute)

Namkum, Ranchi - 834 010

Estd : September 20, 1924



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  Field Gene Bank

Lac Host Gene Bank The Institute has been declared as National Active Germplasm Site by National Bureau of Plant Genetics Resources. At present it holds 97 collection of 47 species of lac hosts, including those of the major lac host such as palas, kusum and ber. At present more than 60 lines are being maintained at the Institute, which include 14 cultivated, 21 wild, 22 experimental/ developed lines and one exotic line.

National Active Germplasm Site


National Lac insect Germplasm Centre

Lac Insect Gene Bank Sixty districts of 16 states of the country have been surveyed for collection of lac insects and information on lac cultivation. 64 lines of lac insects which include 14 cultivated, 21 natural populations, 22 cross bred/inbred/selected, one exotic and six uncoded lines are maintained live on potted plants of bhalia (Flemingia macrophylla) in the National Lac Insect Germplasm Centre.

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