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Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) is a premier laboratory under Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), which provides scientific industrial research and development in the area of glass, ceramics and related materials that maximizes the economic, environmental and societal benefit for the people of India. At the initial stages, most of the work was directed towards identifying suitable mineral resources within the country and their suitability for specific product development. The quality control aspects in glass and ceramic received due attention and so received the work on glass forming machines and glass-lined equipment. In this decade, the Institute started R&D work and given major emphasis in the three major sectors namely National security or strategic, Industrial development (primarily small & medium scale industries) and societal activities covering some of the well defined problems of national importance such as Energy, Water, Health Care, Communication and Instrumentation. Recently, CGCRI concentrated in formulating several major programme under the 11th Five Year Plan of CSIR. Some of the programmes covered under this plan are: Supra Institutional Project on Ceramic Materials for liquid and gas separation technology, Network project on Nano materials, photonics for Communications, High power microwave tubes etc.