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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
Small Grants (SG) Projects

The main aim of the SG is to finance small projects with a total budgetary outlay of not more than 50 lakhs to support strategic and tailor-made local community action for management of IHR ecosystems and their use on a sustainable basis. Small Projects are meant to support local NGOs/ agencies/ individuals, which/ who are often best positioned to work with local communities and possess a good understanding of local ecological and social-institutional conditions.

The SG implementation follows a strategic approach by targeting a well-defined geographic and/or thematic area prioritised by the NMHS Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) with the long-term view to develop the resilience of ecosystem-dependent mountain communities. As an overarching principle, the SG projects shall be problem- oriented and shall remain grounded and linked with the realities and needs of local communities.

Apart from providing direct environmental and livelihood benefits locally, the SG projects are expected to offer tangible 'models' to inspire policy-making and they should include concrete measures to ensure participation, gender equality and secure livelihoods for the marginalized groups. In this way, the SG projects will help in linking the household and community level to the dynamics of policy- and decision-making about mountain area planning and investment.


Ongoing Small Grants Projects for Financial Year 2017-18

S. No. Project Title Project Proponent Total Grants
(in Rs.)
1st Installment
(in Rs.)
Half Yearly Progress Report Details
1.
Innovative and Sustainable Decision Support System for Drinking Water Security in the Indian Himalayan Region of Sikkim and West Bengal Dr. D.P. Bal, Assistant Professor, NIT Sikkim
49,30,200
20,48,400
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2.
Rejuvenation of drying springs and Spring-shed development (Dhara Vikas) through climate change adaptation measures in Chumbung and Duga Blocks of East and West District of Sikkim, and Chibbo Possyor areas in Kalimpong District of West Bengal Dr. Ghanashyam Sharma, The Mountain Institute India
45,41,000
18,32,000
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3.
Impact of climate change on apple production and screening of climate resilient varieties in Kashmir valley Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone, Division of Environmental Science, Sher-e-Kashmir, University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagar, J&K-190025
43,46,600
21,77,200
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4.
Bioconversion of Pine Needles – A Challenging Waste of Himalayan Forests to 2nd Generation Biofuel Dr. Nivedita Sharma, Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, HP
47,79,000
22,98,000
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5.
A Pilot Project for Promotion of Village Tourism in the Outer Periphery of Tehri Dam to Ensure Sustainable Livelihood Options to Youths and Women by Protecting Environmental and Local Cultural Heritage under National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) Dr. R.K. Pant, Himalayan Institute For Environment, Ecology & Development (HIFEED), Street No. 4, Shastri Nagar, Haridwar Road, Dehradun- 248001, Uttarakhand
47,79,000
27,69,000
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6.
Exploring Wildlife and Nature Based Tourism as a Potential Livelihood Option for Local People inhabiting in and around the Protected Areas in Eastern Himalayas, Arunachal Pradesh: A Sustainable approach for biodiversity conservation Dr. Awadhesh Kumar, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology, Nirjuli, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
45,00,295
16,84,535
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7.
Himalayan Bee Watch and Bee Museum: a platform for documentation, monitoring, and research and a window for sustainable development of Forest Villages of Darjeeling Dr. Palatty Allesh Sinu, Central University of Kerala, Tejaswini Hills, Periye, Kasaragod, Kerala 671316
39,80,800
20,13,600
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8.
Livelihood improvement through quality corm production viz-a-viz promotion of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) cultivation in cold arid regions of Ladakh Dr. M.H. Khan, Saffron Research Station, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir, Dusssu Pampore - 193 201
37,58,800
12,81,600
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9.
Documentation of Indigenous knowledge system of selected major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh and the relevance of Intellectual property right to IKS Mr. Govinda Pangging, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed to be University), Nirjuli-791109, Arunachal Pradesh
48,33,000
16,15,000
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10.
Microbial Endophytes and Soil Enzymes as Indicators of Climate Resilience with Respect to Himalayan Birch: A Critically Endangered Timber Line Species Dr. S.S. Samant, HP Regional Centre, G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development, Mohal-Kullu, Himachal Pradesh-175126
44,78,545
14,92,145
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11.
Technological Interventions and Their Application for Sustainable Livelihood of Women Folk Involved in the Production of Various Traditional Milk-based Fermented Foods of Himalayan Belt of J&K Dr. Adil Gani, Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal Srinagar, J&K-190006
49,00,000
23,41,440
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12.
Remote Monitoring and Control for Smart Agriculture with Internet of Things (IOT) in North-East (NE) Region of India Dr. Dushmanta Kumar Das, Assistant Professor, Department of EEE, National Institute of Technology (NIT)-Nagaland Chumukedima, Nagaland-797103
34,90,089
17,38,660
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13.
Development of Sustainable Rural Livelihood Options Utilizing Locally Available Bio-resources through Transformative Rural Technologies in the Indian Himalayan Region of Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim Dr. Jatindra K. Sahu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Centre for Rural Development & Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi Hauz Khas - 110 016, New Delhi
49,31,760
19,80,000
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14.
Safe Road Connectivity for Tripura State of North region of India Dr. Mukti Advani, Senior Scientist, Transportation Planning, CSIR-Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Delhi-Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110025
46,85,000
18,35,000
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15.
Sustainable Tourism and Revival/ Preservation of Hill Cultures and Ecology in abandoned villages of Uttarakhand: A pilot project Dr. Nirmal Kumar, Associate Professor of History, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi New Delhi 110021
48,94,000
22,40,000
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16.
Development of sustainable technology for production of biomass pellet based fuel and herbal by- product from residue of pruned tea plant: Augmenting rural development Dr. Saikat Kumar Jana, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Yupia, Papum Pare Arunachal Pradesh-791112
48,90,880
24,64,000
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17.
Collection, Characterization, Conservation and Utilization of Important Genetic Resources of Hilly Regions of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Dr. Sajad Majeed Zargar, Assistance Professor, Division of Plant Biotechnology, SKUAST-Kashmir, Shalimar Campus, J&K-190025
47,71,760
21,40,000
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18.
Bringing Back the Real Green: Eradicating Invasive Species and Restoring Ecosystem through Community Participation Dr. Sanjay Kumar Uniyal, Principal Scientist, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, Himachal Pradesh-176061
46,08,000
16,94,000
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19.
Large Cardamom and Other Multilayer Innovative Farming in Mengio Circle of Arunachal Pradesh and Its Impact on Sustainable Rural Livelihood Dr. Shibabrata Choudhury, Centre for Management Studies, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh-791109
40,70,000
19,46,000
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20.
Conservation of Biodiversity and Livelihood Enhancement through Community-Based Forest Management and Ecotourism in and around Submergence of Small Hydropower Project Dr. Thiru Selvan, Department of Forestry and Biodiversity, Tripura University, Suryamaninagar Agartala, Tripura-799022
43,70,000
17,20,600
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21.
Cloud-assisted Data Analytics based Real-Time Monitoring and Detection of Water Leakage in Transmission Pipelines using Wireless Sensor Network for Hilly Regions Dr. Vipin Pal, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT)-Meghalaya, Bijni Complex, Laitumkhrah Shillong-793003, Meghalaya
44,70,880
22,94,000
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22.
Development of Low Cost Accelerated Water Purification Systems with Added Mineralisation for Himalayan Region Dr. Jaspreet Kaur Randhawa, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi Kamand, Himachal Pradesh-175005
40,66,000
13,62,000
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23.
Identification hydropower sites and critical glacial lakes for sustainable water resources management in Himachal Pradesh Dr. Nitin Joshi, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jammu Temp. Campus, Opposite Janipur Police Station Plaura, Jammu, J&K-181121
46,90,760
26,03,000
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24.
Availability, Utilization and Digital Document of Non-Timber Bioresources for Sustainable Rural Livelihood and Decision Support System of the Rural Households in the Northwest Himalayas Dr. Rakesh Nanda, Professor & Head, Division of Agriculture Extension Education, SKUAST-Jammu, Chatha, Jammu, J&K-180009
49,08,920
20,73,800
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25.
Strategies to Improve Health and Nutritional Status of Hill Farm Women through Technological Intervention Dr. Renu Jethi, Scientist, Social Sciences Division, ICAR-VPKAS, Almora Uttarakhand-263601
29,95,000
14,72,500
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26.
Understanding the Nature of Alpine Timberlines of Himalayan: Integrating Ecological and Scenario Studies for Assessing the Impact of Climate Change Sh. Kunal Satyarthi, IFS Member Secretary, Himachal Pradesh State Centre on Climate Change O/o HP Council for Science, Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE) Vigyan Bhawan, Bemloe Shimla, Himachal Pradesh-171001
48,45,220
16,69,740
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Last Updated on: 15.06.2018