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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

Project Title:

Biodiversity Assessment through Long-Term Monitoring Plots in Indian Himalayan Landscape



1. Project Details
Sanction Date: 31-03-2016
Project Category LG
Year 2015-2016
Project Duration 3 Years
BTA : Biodiversity Conservation and Management
Project Site/ State/ Districts/ Villages Covered:

(1) Great Himalayan National Park

(2) Valley of Flowers

(3) Kyangnosla Alpine Sanctuary, Gnathang plateau (East District)

(4) Neora Valley

(5) Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh

(6) Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh.

Organization/ Implementation Agency: Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata, West Bengal
Project Partners: S.No. Name Roles & Responsibilities
1.
Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Kolkata, West Bengal Faunal biodiversity assessment through longterm monitoring plots in Indian Himalayan Landscape
Lead Proponent:

Dr. Paramjit Singh

Director

Botanical Survey of India Kolkatta

Project Brief Description: The Indian Himalayan region is rich in biodiversity. But, the global and regional changes in climate have influenced this bio-diversely rich region which remains least monitored. The present study deals with establishing permanent plots in five Himalayan states for long term monitoring of the region and the influence of climate change over it. Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and Botanical Survey of India (BSI) the premier institutions within the country will monitor the permanent sites and the current project compliments the broad thematic group – “Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity” under the National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS). Geospatial and bio-technological tools will be used to monitor the study sites. From the present study, database on the Himalayan environment will be developed and the effects of climate change will be assessed. Awareness and outreach programs along with capacity building will be provided to the local stake holders of the region to mitigate the challenges faced by climate change.
Beneficiaries/ Stakeholders:

Farmers, Gram Panchayats, Other local administrative bodies, Schools and colleges and grass root level NGO’s.

Forest and Environment departments, State Biodiversity boards, Climate change monitoring centers, Universities, research organizations, Health, Agriculture, fisheries and animal husbandry departments.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Earth sciences, G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development Universities, Research Organizations and NGO’s.

Activity Chart (For 3years) Click Here


2. Financial Details
Total Grants (in Rs.) Rs. 3,43,71,200/- (Rupees. Three crore forty three lakh seventy one thousand two hundred only)
1st Installment (in Rs.) : Rs.1,11,94,400/- ( One crore eleven lakh ninety four thousand four hundred only)
Expenditure (in Rs.) Upto 30.06.2017: 0.97 Cr


3. Project Objectives, Deliverables and Monitoring Indicators
Project Objectives Quantifiable Deliverables Monitoring Indicators
To create a geospatial and genetic database on the flora of Himalaya and the climate change-induced impact on floral diversity of the region. Development of baseline geospatial and genetic database on the representative taxa collected during the project period focusing endemic/threatened /invasive-aliens of the Himalaya will contribute to foster a clear understanding on biodiversity towards understanding the dynamics of impact of climate change on biodiversity of the region. Geospatial datasets generated (time series data with no of sites and species)
To establish long-term floral diversity monitoring plots across the Himalayan region. The establishment of long-term monitoring plots across ecosystems and habitat gradient in the Himalaya will be a very significant achievement of the project. No of plot established for long term monitoring
To develop long-term monitoring protocols for selected indicator taxa in the region and to develop appropriate methodology for propagation of individual species for conservation Capacity building of local stake holders. Publications of knowledge products (No.)
To develop local level capacity building among students, teachers and NGO’s in long- term monitoring through training programmes and publications for awareness.   Digital maps depicting changes in timberline (Nos. with time series)
To create a geospatial and genetic database on the fauna of Himalaya and the climate change Climate smart conservation models developed (Nos.)
Induced impact on faunal diversity of the region. Community groups trained (Nos)
To establish long-term faunal diversity monitoring plots across the Himalayan region. Awareness camps/ programs organized (Nos.)
To develop long-term monitoring protocols for selected indicator taxa in the region.  
To develop local level capacity building among students, teachers and NGO’s in long-term monitoring through training programmes and publications.

 

 

 

 

 

S.No. Name Qualification Designation Salary
1. Dr. Dinesh Singh Rawat Ph.D. RA 36,000/- + 20% HRA
2. Dr. Vikas Kumar Ph.D. RA 36,000/- + 20% HRA
3. Dr. Sudipta Kumar Das Ph.D. RA 36,000/- + 20% HRA
4. Mr. Samiran Pandey M.Sc. JPF 16,000/-+ 20 % HRA
5. Mr. Arnab Banerjee M.Sc. JPF 16,000/-+ 20 % HRA
6. Mr. Deep Shekhar Das M.Sc. JPF 16,000/-+ 20 % HRA
7. Mr. Subhojit Lahiri M.Sc. JPF 16,000/-+ 20 % HRA
8. Ms. Natasha Shrivastava M.Sc. JPF 16,000/-+ 20 % HRA
9. Mr. Madhav Kumar Jha 10+2 FA 10,000/-
10. Mr. Nikesh Kumar B.Sc. FA 10,000/-
S.No. Name of Equipment Use of Equipment Cost (in INR)
1. Field tour kits, tents, sleeping \bags, Ruksuks, Jackets, collection bags, raincoats ect. For field tours purposes 1,21,542/-
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Last Updated on: 14.08.2018