In 1964 the Bhubaneswar Regional Research Laboratory (RRL) was created by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India to carry out R+D on the use of natural resources with emphasis on mineral and electricity conservation through the method and product development. The laboratory is focused on offering research and development assistance for method and product development with a focus on conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. Throughout the year, the organization has developed science in a broad range of fields. It has today several technology-oriented multidisciplinary programs, from mining to mineral processing, from metal extraction to product characterization, from process technology to pollution control, from using marine and forest products to growing herbal and aromatic plants, from product use to bio-laughter.
The Laboratory is responsible for internally financed initiatives and in its multiple R&D divisions it provides know-how, feasibility papers, assessment and test equipment, retail, and technical data services as well as human capital growth.
Under its creator, Shri G.S. Chowdhary, the next director of the Regional Investigation Laboratory, Prof. P.K. Jena, and the Laboratory was recognized internally by the Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar. The Institute was adapted by creditable money flows from internal outlets and brought it into the 21st century by Prof. H. S. Ray. He accompanied him. To meet the requirements of the 21st century, the laboratory needed a champion. The job is certainly Hercules, but not for Dr. Vibhuti Narain Misra, who in the first week of January 2001 handed over the fresh Director of RRL in Bhubaneswar.