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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

S.No.

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

b.

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

c.

Database Development on Himalayan IKS

d.

Technology Development and Backstoppings

3. Biodiversity Conservation and Management a.

Mountain Biodiversity Database and Information System (MBDIS)

b.

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

c.

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

b.

Documenting and Valuing Traditional Ecological, Ecological Knowledge and Practices

5. Infrastructure Development a.

Creation of Ideal and Safe Himalayan Habitat (Urban Ecosystems)

b.

Assessment of Technical and Financial Viability.

6. Physical Connectivity a.

New Options for all Weather Connectivity for improving accessibility

b.

Assessment of Technical and Financial Viability

7. Handling of Hazardous Substances a.

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

b.

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

c.

Innovative Approaches for making Plastic Free Himalaya.





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Last Updated on: 13.07.2018