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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

Him-NLC Title:

Him-Nature Learning Centre (NLC)-Assam

1. Him-NLC Details
Sanction Date: 22-12-2017
Project Category MG
Year 2017-2018
Project Duration 3 Years
Him-NLC Site/ State/ Districts/ Villages Covered: Assam
Organization/ Implementation Agency: Assam State Biodiversity Board (ASBB), Aranya Bhawan, Panjabari, Guwahati-781037
Him-NLC Partners: S.No. Name Roles & Responsibilities
Environment & Forest Department, Govt. of Assam

The state forest department’s existing infrastructure at its divisional offices as well as the protected areas will be used as the field study and research sites for the proposed Nature Learning Centres.

Manpower will also be used for facilitating on-site trainings and exposure visits as per requirement

Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC) BMC’s can act as field units for the NLC’s which will contribute as a local outreach and focal contact centre at the community level
Lead Proponent:

Shri Abhay Kumar Johari, IFS

Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Climate Change and Biodiversity) Aranya Bhawan, Panjabari Guwahati, Assam

Him-NILC Brief Description:

To be filled

Beneficiaries/ Stakeholders: Local Communities
Activity Chart (For 3years) Click Here

2. Financial Details
Total Grants (in Rs.) Rs. 3,76,34,312/- (Rupees three crore seventy six lakh thirty four thousand three hundred twelve only)
1st Installment (in Rs.) : Rs.1,31,20,000/- (Rupees one crore thirty one lakh twenty thousand only)
Expenditure (in Rs.)Upto :

3. Him-NLC Objectives, Deliverables and Monitoring Indicators
Him-NLC Objectives Quantifiable Deliverables Monitoring Indicators

• To develop and promote conservation awareness and sensitization on biodiversity and natural resources


• To create a cadre of trainers among the various stakeholders, which can lead the conservation actions and capacity building at various levels


• To promote participatory conservation action and management of wetland resources for livelihood generation


• To promote conservation of endemic, rare, threatened and endangered species


• To facilitate alternate livelihood generation capacities in order to reduce pressure on forest resources and promote efficient utilization of natural resource base.










• Easy learning module and knowledge products, in English and Local Language for school teacher, conservation workers, SHGs, JFMC, BMC, students etc.


• Capacity building trainings (Community member-5000 No.; BMC officials-1500 No.; Government officials-200 No.; Women SHG-300 No.)


• Awareness programme and dissemination of knowledge on nature and biodiversity conservation


• Sensitization programmes and conservation clubs for school and college students on regional and local biodiversity (Student-3000 No.)


• Participatory conservation and management of one wetland resources for livelihood generation.








• No. of Nature Learning and Awareness Curricula Developed;


• No. of Crucial Nature Learning and Awareness Topics covered;


• No. of Trainings organized with no. of stakeholders benefited in each segment;


• No. of Dissemination and Awareness Publications (short/detailed) circulated;


• No. of Field/ Green Technologies Demonstrations/ Exposure Visits organized;


• No. of Publication of Assessment and Findings Reports;


• No. of Beneficiaries;


• No. of Collaborations/ Connect with the Protected Areas/ Sanctuaries/ Conservation Areas established;


• No. of Policy Guidelines and Legislative Mechanisms: Prepared and/ or Communicated.






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Last Updated on: 26.03.2019