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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

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Medium Grants (MG) Projects Details - 2017-18
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 2017-18

S. No. Project Title Project Proponent Total Grants
(in Rs.)
1st Installment
(in Rs.)
Half yearly Progress Report Details
Enhancement of the quality of livelihood opportunities and resilience for the people in the Indian Himalayas, through Design of Intervention strategies aimed at maximizing resource potential and minimizing Risks in urban-rural ecosystem Dr. K.V. Ramesh
Principal Scientist (AcSIR) CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR 4PI) NAL Belur Campus, Bangalore - 560 037
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Developing livelihood options and explore employment generation by creating sustainable ecotourism opportunities involving youth and women in the mountain ecosystem of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh of India Ms. Zeenat Niazi
Society for Development Alternatives B-32, Tara Crescent, Qutub Institutional Area New Delhi - 110016
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Integrated System dynamical model to design and Testing Alternative intervention strategies for Effective Remediation & Sustainable water Management for two selected river basins of Indian Himalaya Prof. Shakil Ahmad Romshoo
Department of Earth Science University of Kashmir Hazratbal, Srinagar-190006, J&K
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Key ecosystem services and biodiversity components in socio-ecological landscapes of Darjeeling - Sikkim Himalaya: Deriving management & policy inputs and developing mountain biodiversity information system

Dr. Bhoj K. Acharya
Department of Zoology Sikkim University (SU) 6th Mile Tadong Gangtok, Sikkim- 737102

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Water Security through Community Based Springshed Development in the IHR

Dr. Debashish Sen
Director Peoples’ Science Institute (PSI) 653, Indira Nagar Dehardun 248 006, Uttarakhand

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Promoting Livelihoods by Innovation in Temperature Horticulture Crops in Garhwal and Kumaun Regions of Uttarakhand.

Dr. Mahendra Singh Kunwar

Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC) 744, Indira Nagar, Phase II P.O. New Forest, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248006

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Development of natural resource based livelihood options and employment for small holder mountain farmers of Kumaon and Garhwal Himalayas with special focus on women in the Dudhatoli region catchment of origin of River Ramganga (West)

Mr. Manoj Maheshwari

Institute of Himalayan environmental Research and Education (INHERE) Village- Chinoni, Post- Bhagoti Block- Chaukhutia, District- Almora Uttarakhand- 263656

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