About Us


Our Vision

Enriching and empowering all concerned stakeholders and natural resources users with Knowledge on Management of Bio-Resources, Water Resources, Land Resources and Climate Change for addressing Sustainable Basic and Livelihood Needs & Disaster Risk Reduction.

Our Mission

To facilitate development and dissemination of time-tested conservation technologies and management practices for improved productivity and profitability without deteriorating the natural resource-base as also disaster preparedness plan.

Our Goal

To pursue enrichment and empowerment of the people/community with time tested conservation technologies, management practices and knowledge for improved productivity and profitability without deteriorating the natural resource base.

Our Work

Centre for Bio Resources

Centre for Bio Resources

Lemongrass Plantation Byrwa

The Centre for Bio-Resources focuses on the Sustainable development of Meghalaya for ensuring long-term maintenance of ecosystem health with Sustainable utilization of bio-resources through biotechnological approaches.

Currently, the Centre focuses on plant resources which include medicinal, aromatic, wild edibles and bio-resources of Meghalaya. Conservation of these resources has been initiated through Documentation, Collection, Propagation and Development of Agro-technologies for their sustenance.

The Centre established net working with various institution, viz. CIMAP, ICAR, BSI, ZSI, NEHU and State Department of Agriculture, Horticulture and Medicinal Plant Board, Govt. of Meghalaya.

Centre for Water Resources

Water is a critical resource, central to the sustenance of all life. Developmental and livelihood activities at all levels are dependent on the availability of water; hence it’s efficient use, management and conservation is of utmost importance. Meghalaya, in spite of being rich in Water Resources, still faces water problems. Adding to the stress is the exploitation of Water Resources as well as other Natural Resources that directly or indirectly affect the Water Resources, of the State.

While water problems are complex the solutions need to be holistic. To better understand the problems of water resources in the State and develop effective and sustainable solutions, Centre for Water Resources has been envisioned.

The Centre for Water Resources is envisioned as the outcome of inter-departmental co-operation and convergence and covers a wide range of activities. The Centre focus on creating and making data sets pertaining to the Water Sector available for wider use and planning. Thus, it has the potential to bring about in the paradigm shift with respect to data management, knowledge management and inter-department integrated planning, The Centre  also facilitate capacity building both at various levels of the government as well as at the community level. The Centre participate in community focused level institution building and help setup a knowledge network with support from a growing cadre of para-hydrologist. The scope of the centre is wide and it is being geared up to make focused, need based and demand based interventions as and when required.

Centre for Water Resources

Contour trenches, Mawphanlur, WKHD

Center for Climate Change Adaptation

Center for Climate Change Adaptation


Climate change, in both scale and intensity, is without doubt the most significant threat that affects our most basic resources, environment and wellbeing. Combating climate change is a big challenge for the community who often lacks the robust systems and capacity to adapt. The State of Meghalaya is more vulnerable to climate impacts because of its location, physiography and socio-economic setup.

The Centre for Climate Change Adaptation  primary objective is to implement the State Action Plan on Climate Change by prioritizing sectors spelled out in the State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCC) viz Green Energy,Water Sector etc including preparation of Detailed Project Report and facilitates implementation of prioritized sectors like Green Energy by integrating De-Centralized Green Energy Development Project in the state besides other initiatives to adapt and mitigate Climate Change.

Centre for Land Resources

The centre for Land Resources is established as a key resource center on matters relating to Land. The Centre will play a key role in helping bridge the gap existing between knowledge and dissemination.

Anthropogenic activities damaging the landscapes, threat from climate change, nutrient loss, pollution of land resources, unsustainable development practices, exploitation of resources, etc. are only a few of the numerous stresses on land resources which Meghalaya faces today. While the problems are complex the solutions need to be holistic. To better understand the problems and successfully navigate the nuances, the Centre for Land Resources has been envisioned.

The major role of the centre is to establish a comprehensive Land Use Data. This information is required to know the status of land use in the State and to identify the land use changes from year to year. This knowledge will help develop strategies to balance conservation, conflicting uses, and developmental pressures. Issues driving land use studies include the removal or disturbance of productive land, urban encroachment and depletion of forests.

The Centre is yet to be activated but the objective of this Centre is to bring out a Land Use Plan for the state based on its Land Capability Classes in line with the Land Use Policy of other state and Central Government land Use Policy.

Centre for Land Resources

Centre for Weather Monitoring and Advisories

Centre for Weather Monitoring and Advisories

Automatic Weather Station , Mawphlang C&RD Block

This is another Centre that is yet to be activated. However, the Centre mandate is to saturate the State with low cost and farmers friendly Weather Stations so as to capture data on rainfall, temperature, sunshine hour, wind speed and wind direction etc. and the data captured are analyzed and transmitted as advisories to the farming community to plan their planting/harvesting time besides creating a repository of data for the state as currently very few stations are available with state/central agency like India Meteorological Department.


1. Facilitating information and knowledge support on Bio-Resources, Water Resources, Land (Soil) Resources and Climate Change Management for the Concerned Stakeholders and Natural Resources Users.

2. Entering into partnership with Universities, Research & Development Institutions, Centres of Excellence, Stakeholders, etc for providing resource support (as Knowledge Partners) in the field of Bio-Resource Management for addressing sustainable basic and livelihood needs of the Users.

3. Taking up studies and action/adaptive research for enhanced productivity of bio-resources, water resources, land (soil) resources within the sustainable development framework.

4. Building Knowledge repository on Biological, Water, Land (Soil) Resources, natural disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation.

5. To work with global consultants, Sector associations as well as experts from national and international agencies associated with research and development, training, skill development, course accreditation or other required specializations in the Sector.

6.To liaise and collaborate with various associations in the Sector or otherwise by suitable means (memorandum of understanding, collaboration agreements, partnering arrangements and others) for benefit of Society.

Structure Of INR

structure of INRM

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