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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

University / Organisation Name:

CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur,

 

Himachal Pradesh


1. Fellowship Details
Sanction Date: 31-03-2016
Year 2015-2016
Fellowship Duration 3 Years
BTAs:

1. Biodiversity Conservation and Management

2. Skill Development and Capacity Building

Project Site/ State/ Districts/ Villages Covered:

Kullu district(HP),Dhauladhar mountain region,kangra(HP)

No of HRAs: 1 Nos
No of HJRFs: 5 Nos


2. Financial Details
Total Institutional Fellowships: Rs.1,02,00,960/-
1st Year Fellowship Grant: Rs.33,27,720/-
2nd Year Fellowship Grant: Rs.32,82,567/-
Expenditure (in Rs.) (upto 31.12.2016): Rs.14,27,209/-


3. Fellowship Objectives and Deliverables(HRAs)
Position Study Area Proposed Objectives Deliverables Achievements (upto 31.12.2016)
HRA001 Kulu district, HP

Identification of bio-indicators for documenting environmental health

• Environmental health indicators for western Himalaya

• Monitoring protocol for these indicators

• Three field surveys conducted.

• Work plan developed.

• Methodology standardized.

• Twenty-nine sites along an altitudinal gradient from 500to 3500m identified.

• 522 soil and plant sample collected for physicochemical analysis.

 

 

4. Fellowship Objectives and Deliverables(HJRFs)
Position Study Area Proposed Objectives Deliverables Achievements (upto 31.12.2016)
H-JRF001 Kangra valley

Number of LTEM sites established/investigated/ robust data-sets generated.

 

Extent of scientific evidences generated across key sectors.

• Identification of sites for long-term environmental monitoring.

• Mainstreaming of long-term monitoring and building scientific evidence base across key sectors achieved.

• Four field surveys conducted.

• Work plan developed.

• Methodology standardized.

• Ten permanent plots established.

• 30 soil samples collected for physiochemical analysis.

• Blossom area documented for five alpine species.

H-JRF002 Himachal Pradesh State

Extent of IKP ( Indigenous Knowledge and Practices) documentation and strengthened through scientific evidence base.

• Indigenous Knowledge and Practices (IKP) systematically documented and linked to scientific evidence base.

 

• Study sites and tribal communities for IKP documentation identified

• Work plan developed.

• Questionnaires developed and tested.

• Surveys for resources use documentation carried out amongst Bhangalis.

• More than 100 informants interviewed

• Preliminary information on plant use recorded.

H-JRF003 Timberline zone in HP state

Study the Invasive Alien Species (IAS): Effectiveness of approaches developed for reduction of IAS/ innovative use of biomass/ extent of areas/ landscapes restored.

• Threat of proliferation of invasive alien species reduced and adversely impacted areas/ landscapes restored.

 

• Three field surveys conducted.

• Work plan developed.

• Methodology standardized.

• Timberline sites have been identified.

• Preliminary vegetation recordings carried out at two sites.

• Phonological documentation has been set up.

H-JRF004 Kulu district

Assessment of level and diversity of engagement of traditional institutions facilitated.

 

Analyze the extent of capacity built of the traditional institutions.

 

• Key traditional institutions of IHR states identified.

• Their role, norms and practices concerning environment protection & socio-economic development documented.

• Identify their capacity building needs in present day context.

 

• Work plan developed.

• Traditional practices pertaining to soil, water and forests identified.

• Traditional institutions working in the field documented.

H-JRF005 HP State

Capacity building on biodiversity conservation through field based trainings/ awareness programs

• Scientific evidences and databases developed/ augmented/disseminated.

• All traditional Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and innovative methods effectively used, etc.

 

• Work plan developed.

• Low and high altitude villages for awareness programme and group interaction indentified.

• Interacted with 7 villages communities in high altitude regions.

• Popular lecture delivered in Government school Khalet.

 

 

 

S.No. Name Date of Joining Name of the PI Qualification Research Title
1. Dr. Rachita Raghava Kashyap 26.05.2016 Dr Sanjay Kr Uniyal Ph.D. Environmental Science Identification of bio-indicators for documenting environmental health
S.No. Name Date of Joining Name of the PI Qualification Research Title
1. Mr. Mustaqeem Ahmad 14.06.2016 Dr Sanjay Kr Uniyal M.Sc. Environmental science Diversity and species composition in Long Term Ecological Monitoring plots in Western Himalaya
2. Miss. Alpy 27.05.2016 Dr Sanjay Kr Uniyal M.Sc. Environmental science Folk knowledge of Tribal Communities and their Cross Cultural Comparisons in the Western Himalaya
3. Mr. Rohit 27.05.2016 Dr Sanjay Kr Uniyal M.Sc. Botany Ecological characteristics of Himalayan timberlines and status of alien species
4. Manju Bala 07.06.17 Dr Sanjay Kr Uniyal Capacity building on biodiversity conservation through field based trainings/ awareness programs
5. Miss. Deepika Devi 26.05.2016 Dr Sanjay Kr Uniyal M.Sc. Environmental science Documenting traditional conservation practice and biodiversity status in the Western Himalayan region
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