Welcome to IRAP

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.


Analyzing the inter-dependence and interactions of different key natural resources, viz., water, land and forests.Analyzing the impacts of various policies and programs of governments.

Policy Advocacy

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.

Development of Tools and Techniques

Development of Tools and Techniques for disseminating knowledge and information about approaches and strategies for management of natural resources.


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


Undertakes research on physical, social, economic, institutional, legal and policy aspects of natural resources and their linkages with environment.

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