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National Mission on Himalayan Studies

Implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
Nodal and Serving hub with G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development

Credentials of the Project: IERP/NMHS/21

Project ID: IERP/NMHS/21
Title: Ecological, taxonomical and ethnobotanical study of wild edible plants of Nainital district in Uttarakhand, India.
Batch/ Financial Year: 2015-16
Total Grant: Rs. 13,65,000 (Thirteen lakh sixty five thousand only)

Project Objectives Quantifiable Deliverables
Identification and taxonomic description of all wild edible plants distributed in the study areas with their relevant names and habitat distribution. Data base on distribution of wild edible species.
Develop an in-depth understanding of the role of ethnobotanical and indigenous knowledge about wild plant identification, collection, and usage in improving health with attention to the recording and dissemination of traditional methods of identification, sustainable harvesting, and consumption. Nutrional analysis of wild edible species .
To assess the habitat ecology, diversity, regeneration status, population and fruiting pattern of some selected edible wild plants in Nainital district of Kumaun. Popularization of wild edible species in local diets.
Evaluate the Nutritional value and variants of most preferred and important wild edible plants.
Prioritize important species of wild edibles and popularize them with the community.
Undertake a program of promotion of wild plants to improve dietary diversity at local levels and evaluate the impact of the program on the improvement of economic and health conditions of the rural poor.

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Last Updated on: 15.04.2019