The Institute for Resource Analysis and Policy [IRAP] came into being with the suggestions and support of some visionaries in government, academia, industry, and NGO sector. Its formation is justified by the fact that there is a dearth of institutions working on all key sectors of natural resources in India, which carry out multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research.

Its Mission is to cater to the sustainable natural resource management for improved food security, livelihoods and environment.

IRAP’s goal is to promote sustainable systems for management of natural resources and their related services, particularly land and water resources for improved food security, livelihoods and environment.


Analyzing the inter-dependence and interactions of different key natural resources, viz., water, land and forests


To undertake policy advocacy for sustainable natural resource management systems that are people centered and based on principles of equity, productivity and resource sustainability


To undertake multi-disciplinary and
inter-disciplinary research and consultancy projects on natural resources, comprising their assessments, interactions and inter-dependence, their services, and their interactions with the society and policies


Development ofTools and Techniques for
disseminating knowledge and information
about   approaches   and   strategies   for
management   of   natural   resources and
their services, and NR based livelihood enhancement


Dissemination of knowledge accrued from
research studies undertaken, through high
quality in-house publications and peer
reviewed journals articles

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