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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

Medium Grants (MG) Projects Details - 2015-16

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The main aim of MGs is to support medium projects which can be used to build on and/or to expand successful projects with a total budgetary outlay of not more than 500 lakhs and are expected to reflect the multi-sectoral and partnership-based characteristics of NMHS as well as to address two or more TAWs in an effort to examine more complex and often multi-disciplinary issues affecting mountain ecosystems as prioritized by the NMHS.

It is the intention that the MG should contribute significantly towards building the resilience of ecosystem-dependent mountain communities by addressing specific resilience parameters from either the ecosystem or societal system, or both. Preferably there should be spatial mapping/planning data available and the area should be large enough to be important at the ecosystem level, containing significant mountain habitats and resources and/or biodiversity.


MG Projects Approved for Financial Year 2015-16

S. No. Project Title Project Proponent Total Grants
(in Rs.)
1st Installment
(in Rs.)
Half yearly Progress Report Details
1.
Environmentally Sustainable Smart Synthesis of Carbon Nano material along with the production of High Value Added Fuel and Additives for the Concrete Mixture from Waste Plastic, Hazardous Waste Around the Himalayan Region Dr. Nanda Gopal Sahoo, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology center, Department of Chemistry, Kumaun University, Nainital
19788800
13740000
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2.
Collection, evaluation and conservation of native crops germplasm form Uttarakhand hills and pre-breeding through community participation. Dr. Anand Singh Jeena, Professor, Directorate of Experiment Station, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, U.S. Nagar, Uttarakhand
5053800
2472600
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3.
Enhancing livelihood of Himalayan communities through action research and transforming wild produces into high value products Dr. Rajendra Dobhal, Uttarakhand State Council For Science & Technology (U-COST), Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of Uttarakhand, Dehradun
24996000
11152000
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4.
Establishment of Gene Pool, Propagation and Ex-Situ Conservation of selected sensitive high altitude Medicinal and Aromatic plant species and Nature Interpretation Site (NIS) for creating Awareness among the various stakeholders Dr. P. Prasad, High Altitude Plant Physiology Research Centre (HAPPRC) Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (A Central University Srinagar (Garhwal)
20796000
13405600
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5.
A Sustainable Approach for livelihood improvement by Integrated Natural Resource Management in the central Himalaya Dr. D.S. Rawat, Scientist 'F', GBPIHED, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora, Uttarakhand
24197600
13267600
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6.
Sustainable use of Sikkim Himalayan Biodiversity for socioeconomic development of mountain villages with special reference to Ophiocordyceps sinensis, Hippophaesalicifolia, Docyniaindica and Rhuschinensis: Technology development, alternative livelihood and conservation Dr. Dhani Raj Chhetri, Associate Professor, Dept. of Botany, Sikkim University, 6th Mile, Samdur, P.O. Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim
9419600
3802400
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7.
Multidisciplinary studies in Floristic assessment, ecological analysis, ecosystem services, conservation and sustainable management of selected National Parks in Western Himalaya Dr. Paramjit Singh Director Botanical Survey of India CGO Complex, Block D& F, 3rd MSO Building Sector-1, Salt Lake, Kolkata
7070000
3007400
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Total
111321800
60847600