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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:

Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP), Dehradun

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

1. Livelihood Options and Employment Generation

2. Biodiversity Conservation and Management

3. Skill Development and Capacity Building

Project Site/ State/ Districts/ Villages Covered:

Districts of Garhwal region

No of HRAs: 3 Nos
No of HJRFs: 3 Nos

2. Financial Details
Total Institutional Fellowships: Rs.1,18,08,720/-
1st Year Fellowship Grant: Rs.38,88,720/-
2nd Year Fellowship Grant: Rs.38,88,720/-
Expenditure (in Rs.) (upto 12.01.2017): Rs.13,78,168/-

3. Fellowship Objectives and Deliverables(HRAs)
Position Study Area Proposed Objectives Deliverables Achievements (upto 31.03.2018)
HRA001 Himalayan region of Uttarakhand

Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity: Survey and identification of selected lesser known aromatic plants viz. Lantana (Lantana camara), Surai (Cupressus torulosa), Gania grass (Cymbopogon distans), Kalabansa (Eupatorium adenophorum) and Artemisia (Artemisia vulgaris)

• New essential oils will be introduced to industry and trade from Himalayan region.

• Opportunities for supplementary income to local inhabitants and entrepreneurs by converting these waste lesser known aromatic plants/ obnoxious weeds into ‘Aroma Wealth’.

• Survey, resource mapping and collection of plants - Extensive fieldsurvey of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand (Districts Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Pauri)
HRA002 Dehradun and Udhamsinghnagar Extent of impact of capacity building programme: Development of appropriate field extraction techniques for the minor essential oils

• Setting up of new micro enterprises in mountains of Uttarakhand.

• Marketing linkages of these minor essential oils would be established.

•Designing and conducting of experiment for developing cost effective and sustainable harvesting methods
HRA003 Lab based Dehradun

Studies on physicochemical, therapeutic properties and safety data.

• Sustainable solutions to the environmental problems and lower green house effects.

• Revival of endemic biodiversity.

• New utilizable approach for management of the obnoxious weeds.

•Survey, resource mapping and collection of plants -Field survey of Garhwal region of Uttarakhand (District Dehradun,Uttarkashi, Tehri)



4. Fellowship Objectives and Deliverables(HJRFs)
Position Study Area Proposed Objectives Deliverables Achievements (upto 31.03.2018)

Study of sensory properties for perfumery applications.

• Data on economic valuation of the species diversity, habitats, landscapes and ecosystem services conducted.

• Literature survey to identify the locations

• Preparation of Herbarium specimens


Study for applications and compatibility of such minor oils in fragrance and aromatherapy blends.

• Scientific evidences and databases developed/ augmented/ disseminated.


•litereature survey of workdone

• isolation of essential oil


Providing supplementary livelihood to local inhabitant through sustainable utilization (harvesting and distillation) of lesser known aromatic plants, which goes otherwise waste.

• Alternative livelihood means giving emphasis on green job creation explored; and

• Value addition in local products and value chain established.






S.No. Name Date of Joining Name of the PI Qualification Research Title Date of Resignation
1. Dr. S. Zafar Haider 19-07-2016 Dr. Hema Lohani, Scientist-E-II M.Sc., Ph.D (Botany) Conservation and Sustainable use of Biodiversity  
2. Mahesh Prasad Semwal 11-01-2017 Dr. Hema Lohani, Scientist-E-II Extent of Impact of Capacity Building Programme: Development of Appropriate Field Extraction Techniques for the Minor Essential Oils 28-02-2018
Dr . Arvind Singh Negi 02-04-2018 M.Sc., Ph.D (Genetic & Plant Breeding)  
3. Dr. Gaurav Naik 19-07-2016 Dr. Hema Lohani, Scientist-E-II M.Sc., Ph.D (Biotech) Study on Physicochemical, Therapeutic Properties and Safety Data  
S.No. Name Date of Joining Name of the PI Qualification Research Title
1. Kunal Madhav 02-01-2017 Dr. Hema Lohani, Scientist-E-II M.Sc. (Microbiology) Study of Sensory Properties for Perfumery Applications
2. Pratibha 12-06-2017 Dr. Hema Lohani, Scientist-E-II M.Sc (Chemistry) Study for Applications and Compatibility of Minor Essential Oils in Fragnance and Aromatherapy Blends
3. Sonal Bisht 02-10-2017 Dr. Hema Lohani, Scientist-E-II M.Sc (Biotechnology) Providing Supplementary Livelihood to Local Inhabitants through Sustainable Utilization of lesser known Aromatic Plants
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