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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

Thematic Areas

Indicative list of identified Thematic Areas of Work (TAW) to be covered under NMHS


Broad Thematic Groups

Thematic Areas of Work

1. Water Resource Management a. Water Security through Rejuvenation of Springs and Catchments
b. Study of Hydropower Development in the IHR
c. Assessment of Water-induced Hazards
2. Livelihood Options and Employment Generation a.

Promoting Bio-resource Planning and use for Rural Employment Generation


Up-scaling tested Eco-friendly Economic Activities for Improved Livelihoods and Employment Generation


Database Development on Himalayan IKS


Technology Development and Backstoppings

3. Biodiversity Conservation and Management a.

Mountain Biodiversity Database and Information System (MBDIS)


Assessment of Ecosystem Health and Harnessing Potential for Overall Development by involving SBB and BRs in the IHR


Promoting recovery of Threatened Species by Involving State and Institutional Partners

4. Skill Development and Capacity Building a.

Strengthening of Delivery Systems of appropriate Rural Technologies through Skill Enhancement


Documenting and Valuing Traditional Ecological, Ecological Knowledge and Practices

5. Infrastructure Development a.

Creation of Ideal and Safe Himalayan Habitat (Urban Ecosystems)


Assessment of Technical and Financial Viability.

6. Physical Connectivity a.

New Options for all Weather Connectivity for improving accessibility


Assessment of Technical and Financial Viability

7. Handling of Hazardous Substances a.

Identification & Quantification of Hazardous Materials & Plastics used in the IHR


Safe transport, Storage and Handling of Hazardous material, including Urban Solid Waste in Himalaya and its Financial Viability


Innovative Approaches for making Plastic Free Himalaya.

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Last Updated on: 26.03.2019