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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:

Doon University, Dehradun


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

To be filled

Project Site/ State/ Districts/ Villages Covered:

1.13 Districts of Uttrakhand State 2.Tadikhet Block District Almora 3.District Dehradun,Akhandwani. 4.District Tehri,Satyaun 5.Corbet and Rajaji NP Uttarakhand 6.Haridwar,Uttarkashi District Uttarakhand 7.Askot wildlife sanctuary 8.Uttarakhand Himalaya 9.Dehradun: Kalsi Block (Haiya, Kimotha and Kanbua) 10.Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

No of HRAs: 3 Nos
No of HJRFs: 10 Nos


2. Financial Details
Total Institutional Fellowships: Rs.239,22,360/-
1st Year Fellowship Grant: Rs.78,15,720 /-
2nd Year Fellowship Grant: Rs.78,15,720 /-
Expenditure (in Rs.) (upto 13.01.2017): Rs.19,85,098 /-


3. Fellowship Objectives and Deliverables(HRAs)
Position Study Area Proposed Objectives Deliverables Achievements (upto 13.01.2017)
HRA001 Uttarakhand Himalaya

Energy efficiency study in 13 districts of state

Extent of application of new policies and best practices

• Support non-conventional energy sector

• Promote intervention of state-of-the-art technology

• Existing institutions and regulatory mechanisms strengthened.

• Project concept note has been prepared

• The present scenario and the potentials of small hydropower are analysed by site visit at uttarkashi and lachiwala

HRA002 Uttarakhand Himalaya Survey, Inventory and Assessment of traditional natural resources management practices in the context of Climate change • Development of adaptation strategies

• Participatory conservation framework developed

• Sustainable harvesting protocols for diverse natural resources developed

• Local natural resource management institutions strengthened

• Good practices documented and up-scaled.

• Survey of nine villages completed.

• Assessment of natural water resources in 4 villages completed.

• Catchment area treatment plan of 4 villages developed.

• Planning of Gharat revival completed.

• Linkage of community with micro irrigation department at tadikhet block Almora in progress.

• Communities at 4 villages have agreed in written to contribute Rs.216,500 for use of water resources for irrigation through renewable energy.

• Three villages have been identified for initial phase of natural water resource management at village level.

• Assessment of minimum annual consumption of fuel wood per village in nine villages is completed.

• Community has agreed for adaptation of advance wood stove to reduce wood consumption by at least 50%. Each family has agreed to pay the required amount declared by UREDA for acquiring such advance stoves.

• Community organizations have agreed to link them with NABARD and other financial sources for conservation / utilization of water resources for irrigation at village level.

HRA003 Uttrakhand Himalaya

Study of outmigration pattern in the State

Study the factors responsible and solutions

• Recommendations of policy changes for reducing outmigration

• Alternate livelihood options

• Project concept note has been prepared

• Study area has been finalized

• Questionnaire has been prepared

 

 

4. Fellowship Objectives and Deliverables(HJRFs)
Position Study Area Proposed Objectives Deliverables Achievements (upto 13.01.2017)
H-JRF001 Corbet and Rajaji National Park Uttarakhand

Issues for sustainable tourism including eco-tourism

 

Changing patterns of tourism

• Ecologically compatible and equitable tourism promoted/implemented leading to stoppage of unregulated tourism.

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H-JRF002 Haridwar district Uttarakhand

Waste management, including management of hazardous substances

 

Innovative approaches developed (No) and implemented/Quantity of waste treated/ managed

• Existing institutions and regulatory mechanisms strengthened

• Up-scaling of best practices supported.

 

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H-JRF003 Uttarkashi district Uttarakhand

Issues concerning development in sensitive areas

• Scientific evidences and databases developed/ augmented/ disseminated.

 

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H-JRF004 All districts of Uttarakhand

Testing options for human capacity building including promotion of micro-enterprises and green technologies

 

• Identify key sectors and capacity building needs of those having immediate bearing on conservation and livelihoods.

• Natural resource based and community oriented microenterprises developed/ promoted.

 

• Project concept note has been prepared

• Key Sectors of micro enterprises identified

• Final Survey format has been prepared

H-JRF005 Askot wildlife Sanctuary

Conservation of genetic resources of rare, endemic, threatened and globally significant flora and fauna including agro-biodiversity

• Conservation of endemic/threatened/significant species augmented through ex-situ/ in-situ mechanisms

 

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H-JRF006 Uttarakhand Himalaya

Use of alien plants extracts for bio-preservation of wood

• Database of alien plants species

• Development of bio-preservatives

• Based on the secondary data sources, a database of the alien plants has been prepared
H-JRF007 Pithoragarh Uttarakhand Appraisal to plant diversity and restoration of degraded lands in Pithoragarh district

• A database of plant resources will be available.

• A database of indigenous technologies of plant use

 

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H-JRF008 Vikasnagar and Dehradun

Supplementary livelihood options for local communities and other rural population

Study the market linkages

• Recommendations on livelihood options

• Development of market linkage options

 

• Farmers have been motivated for cultivation of medicinal plants in Kimotha, Kanbua and Haiya villages in Kalsi block in Dehradun district.

• Arranged a meeting between Farmers and Buyer.

H-JRF009 Uttarakhand Himalaya

Effect of forest fires on nutrient dynamics in the soil.

• Database on impact of forest fire

• Policy recommendations

 

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H-JRF0010 Uttarakhand Himalaya

Effect of forest fires on soil microbial biomass and diversity.

• Database on impact of forest fire

• Policy recommendations

 

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S.No. Name Date of Joining Name of the PI Qualification Research Title
1. Dr. Tripti Mishra 2/9/2016 Dr. Ujjwal Kumar/Dr. Vijay Shridhar Ph.D. (Environment) Energy Efficiency study and extend of application of new policies and best practice
2. Dr. Vivek Joshi 2/8/2016 Prof. Kusum Arunachalam Ph.D. (Botany) Survey,Inventory and assessment of traditional natural resources management practices in the context of climate change and development of adoption strategies
3. Dr. Niyati Naudiyal 04/07/2017 Prof. Harsh Dobhal/Dr. Ujjwal Kumar Ph.D. Outmigration patterns in Uttarakhand and responsible factors
S.No. Name Date of Joining Name of the PI Qualification Research Title
1. Parmendar Singh 1/12/2016 Dr. Vijay Shridhar/Dr. Archana Sharma M.tech (Environmental technology) Sustainable tourism including eco-tourism
2.

Rashi Srivastava

1/12/2016 Dr. Achlesh Daverey /Dr. Archana Sharma M.tech (Environmental technology) Waste managaement
3.

Priyanka Kumari

1/12/2016 Prof. K. Arunachalam/Dr. Vijay Shridhar/Dr. Archana Sharma M.Sc.(Environment Management) Issues concerning development in sensitive areas
4.

Ina Bahuguna

1/8/2016 Prof. Harsh Dobhal/Prof. Kusum Arunahchalam M.A. (Economics) Testing options for human capacity Building promoting micro enterprises and green technology
5.

Kailash Chandra

1/12/2016 Dr. Vijay Shridhar/Prof. K. Arunachalamt M.Sc. (Zoology) Conservation of Genetic resources of Rare, Endemic, threatened and globally significant flora and fauna including agro-bio-diversity
6.

Shikha Arora

1/8/2016 Dr. Achlesh Daverey M.Sc. (Forestry) Use of alien plants extracts for bio-preservation of wood
7.

Yudhishter dutt

1/12/2016 Dr. Ujjwal Kumar/Dr. Vijay Shridhar/Dr. Archana Sharma M.Sc.(Environment Management) Appraisal to plant diversity and restoration of degraded lands in Pithoragarh district
8.

Vivek Kushwaha

1/8/2016 Prof. Harsh Dobhal/Prof. H. c. Purohit/Prof. Kusum Arunachalam M.Sc. (Forestry, Wildlife & Environment Science) Supplementary livelihood options for local communities and other rural population and study the market linkages
9.

Priyanka Sharma

1/12/2016 Dr. Ujjwal Kumar/Prof. Kusum Arunachalam /Dr. Achlesh Daverey M.Sc (Environmental Science) Effect of forest fires on nutrient dynamics in the soil.
10.

Devanshi Singh

5/12/2016 Dr. Ujjwal Kumar/Prof. Kusum Arunachalam/Dr. Achlesh Daverey M.Sc. (Biotechnology) Effect of forest fire on microbial biomass and diversity
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