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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:

A Sustainable Approach for livelihood improvement by Integrated Natural Resource Management


in the central Himalaya

1. Project Details
Sanction Date: 31-03-2016
Project Category MG
Year 2015-2016
Project Duration 3 Years
BTA : Livelihood Options and Employment Generation
Project Site/ State/ Districts/ Villages Covered:

Hawalbagh developmental Block of Almora district, and initially eight villages (viz., Gwala kot, Jyula, Tilour, Saknia kot, Pitharar, Bhelgar, Darim khola and Sakar) have been selected that comprised a total of 752 households with a population of 3337 persons (55% being women).

Organization/ Implementation Agency: G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD), Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263643
Project Partners: S.No. Name Roles & Responsibilities
Mahila Hat, a partner NGO Community mobilization and organizing (SHGs), assisting model development, mobilize people to stop forest fire, development of market linkages
Lead Proponent:

Dr. R.C.Sundriyal

G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Kosi- Katarmal, Almora

Project Brief Description: Ensuring sustainability and protection of the environment are important aspect of our National Environmental Policy, Agricultural Policy and Forest Policy. The concept of sustainability brings in conserving land, water and biodiversity in such a way that it is environmentally non-degrading, technically appropriate, economically viable and socially acceptable. Therefore, this project aims to implement a sustainable approach for livelihood improvement of the poor people of Himalayan region through efficient management of resources and to sustain optimum yield over a period of time using simple, low-cost, eco-friendly, and replicable technology packages. The major outcomes of the project will be new optimal model of land and natural resource management and conservation of land and water by using various technologies, which would motivate the community of surrounding villages to adopt these technologies. Finally, the project will also help in strengthening food security, livelihood, and empowerment of women and create a platform to facilitate the process of capability building of NGOs, Farmers’ Group, SHGs and weaker sections for demonstration, extension.
Beneficiaries/ Stakeholders: CBOs, SHGs, village communities, Van Panchayats, etc
Activity Chart (For 3 years) Click Here

2. Financial Details
Total Grants (in Rs.) Rs. 2,41,97,600/-( Rupees Two crore forty one lakh ninety seven thousand six hundred only)
1st Installment (in Rs.) : Rs. 1,32,67,600/- (Rupees- one crore thirty two thousand sixty seven thousand six hundred only)
2nd Installment (in Rs.) : Rs. 53,43,600/- (Rupees- Fifty three Lakh fourty three thousand six hundred only)
Expenditure (in Rs.) : 1.23 Cr

3. Project Objectives, Deliverables and Monitoring Indicators
Project Objectives Quantifiable Deliverables Monitoring Indicators
Manage natural resource sustainability in targeted villages by introducing innovative approaches and practical models by participatory management Development of 4 village clusters (752 Households) for optimal yield model of land management. Improvement in yield from the land kg/ha.
To extend technical help and packages for demonstrating of on-farm and off-farm activities for improving livelihood and environmental health Conservation of land & water by using 40 various technologies. Beneficiary population (Nos.)
Increase capacity of community for integrated and adaptive natural resources management at village level by developing knowledge and skills and strengthening local institutions. Demonstration model for use of pine needle for various products using village women Quantity of pine needle collected and processed to products (Kg/ day; No of products)
Empower local communities, particularly women and weaker section, by promoting local governance mechanisms that enable rural people to advocate for change that better their lives. Guidelines for community (women) empowerment for middle Himalaya. Women participation in training and production (Nos.)
Create public awareness for implementation of integrated natural resource management strategies through enabling policy and institutional frameworks Development of training manuals and field application manual. Policy guidelines and knowledge products published out of the projects (Nos.)
    Persons trained (Nos)






S.No. Name Qualification Designation Salary Date of Resignation
1. Dr. Devendra Singh Ph.D Project Manager 40,000.00+HRA  
2. Mr. D.S. Bisht M.A. M SW Techical Expert 25,000.00+HRA  
3. Mrs. Yashoda M A. Junior Project Fellow 16,000.00+HRA Upto February 2018
4. Mr. Mukesh Deorari M.A Junior Project Fellow 16,000.00+HRA  
5. Mr. Kamlesh Chandra M.A. Junior Project Fellow 16,000.00+HRA Upto November 2017
6. Mrs. Joyti Joshi M.A. Junior Project Fellow 16,000.00+HRA Upto May 2018
7. Mr. Narendra Singh Mehta M.A. Field technician 12,000.00  
8. Mr. Samuel Lal B. Sc Field technician 12,000.00  
9. Mr. Manoj Singh Intermediate Field attendant 10,000.00  
10. Mr. Gajendra Singh Intermediate Field attendant 10,000.00  
11. Mr. Jagdish Singh Bhojak Intermediate Field attendant 10,000.00  
S.No. Name of Equipment Use of Equipment Cost (in INR)
1. Briquetting machines To make briquettes from chirpine needle Briquetting machines were provided to the 3 village clusters 13000.00
2. Chir-pine processing unit (Calander Machine, Rag Chopper, Auto Vat, Hydraulic Press, Digester, Beater, Screw Press, etc.) Making various products from pine needle 7500000.00
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Last Updated on: 15.04.2019