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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/24

Project ID: IERP/NMHS/24
Title: Survey and validation studies on local food and medicinal bioresources of Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh for supplementary rural livelihood security.
Batch/ Financial Year: 2015-16
Total Grant: Rs. 16,06,000 (Sixteen lakh six thousand only)

Project Objectives Quantifiable Deliverables
Survey of edible and medicinal plants of Kameng and Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh. Identification of pilot sites for biodiversity and cultural heritages.
Survey of demography, traditional agriculture, nutritional status of human and livestock populations and local knowledge base of the rural communities to understand food security problems and alternative livelihood options. Inventory of wild edible and medicinal plants used by selected tribal groups.
Prioritization of nutritionally valued & potential plants for local food security. Information on nutritional quality of selected species.
Nutritional Analysis (qualitative and Quantitative) of prioritized plants in Nutritional Biochemistry Research Laboratory of NIT Arunachal Pradesh. Value addition to selected.
Dissemination of information and technology demonstration through conduct of training and awareness programme on rural biotechnology tools and methods related to herbal food and nutritional supplementation for both human and livestock population in the selected localities for mass awareness and adoption.

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Last Updated on: 23.04.2019