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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:

Himachal Pradesh University, Gyan Path, Summerhill, Shimla, Himachal

 

Pradesh


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

1. Livelihood Options and Employment Generation

2. Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Project Site/ State/ Districts/ Villages Covered:

Rohru, Chirgaon Shimla district, Lahaul-Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh, Solan, Kangra district.

No of HRAs: 2 Nos
No of HJRFs: 5 Nos


2. Financial Details
Total Institutional Fellowships: Rs. 1,22,64,120/-
1st Year Fellowship Grant: Rs. 40,15,440/-
2nd Year Fellowship Grant: Rs.38,96,729/-
Expenditure (in Rs.) (upto 06.02.17): Rs.15,23,194/-


3. Fellowship Objectives and Deliverables(HRAs)
Position Study Area Proposed Objectives Deliverables Achievements (upto 31.03.18)
HRA001 Shimla,Himachal pradesh

Exploring anti-microbial potential of few important medicinal and aromatic plants of Himachal Pradesh and green synthesis of silver nanoparticles of the plant extracts.

 

To explore the traditionally important medicinal plants being used by herbal practitioners to cure several diseases.

• Formulation of strategy,

• Herbal alternate to tackle pathogens, selection and collection of plant material, drying, making stock solution with different solvents.

• Preparation of questionnaire for the survey

• Survey visits of Rohru, Chirgaon and Shimla MC areas

• Collected samples of important medicinal and aromatic plants

• Enlisted important medicinal and aromatic plants of different areas of Shimla district

• Preparing a database of important medicinal and aromatic plants of Shimla district

HRA002 Lahol and Spiti

Microbial utilization of industrial and other wastes for production of commercially viable and useful by-products.

 

Production of commercially important products like bio-fuels, nutraceuticals, etc.

 

Efforts to develop an integrated process of waste utilization

• Isolation of useful microbes for the utilization of the waste.

• Model prototype for Utilization of waste at lab scale.

• Scale up of waste utilization and production process.

• Survey of study area: Lahaul, Spiti & Kullu

• Collection of soil, water and cow dung samples

• Isolation and screening of lignin peroxidise producing bacterial isolates

 

 

4. Fellowship Objectives and Deliverables(HJRFs)
Position Study Area Proposed Objectives Deliverables Achievements (upto 31.03.18)
H-JRF001 Himachal Pradesh State

Promotion of Traditional/ Indigenous Herbal based healthcare practices with emphasis on medicinal & aromatic plants and other non-agriculture resources to improve rural economy in Himachal Pradesh.

• Systematic participatory documentation of Local Health Traditions (LHT).

• Preparation of inventory of medicinal plants duly protected from misuse.

• Preparation of questionnaire for the survey

• Survey of study area

• Interaction with local practitioners about various properties of medicinal plants

• Obtained knowledge about appropriate seasons and time for the collection of medicinal plants and their parts being used for the preparation of herbal remedies

H-JRF002 Shimla district

Rapid assessment of selected healthcare practices, prioritized by local communities, based on secondary information supplemented with primary data.

 

Design and implementation of participatory clinical trials for high priority Local Health Practices (LHPs) in the local community.

• Documentation of traditional herbal remedies, local vedhyas, medicinal formulations and their scientific relevance in modern day healthcare.

• Rapid assessment of selected health practices, prioritized by local communities, identification of constraints and opportunities and linking and integrating small collectors and growers to domestic and international markets.

 

• Preparation of questionnaire for the survey

• Survey of study area

• Interaction with local practitioners about various properties of medicinal plants

• Obtained knowledge about appropriate seasons and time for the collection of medicinal plants and their parts being used for the preparation of herbal remedies

H-JRF003 Kangra valley

Promotion via a participatory process, of sound LHPs, in the community, in order to enhance health security of rural communities.

• Promotion via a participatory process, of sound LHPs, in the community and to examine success stories in the production and marketing of herbs, medicinal and aromatic plants.

• Compilation and analysis of data, finalization of result and reports.

 

• Preparation of questionnaire for the survey

• Survey of study area

• Interaction with local practitioners about various properties of medicinal plants for specific remedies

• Collected information about appropriate seasons and time for the collection of medicinal plants and their parts and their parts being used for the preparation of herbal remedies

H-JRF004 Solan, Himachal Pradesh

Exploring anti-microbial potential of few important medicinal and aromatic plants of Himachal Pradesh and green synthesis of silver nanoparticles of the plant extracts.

 

To explore the traditionally important medicinal plants being used by herbal practitioners to cure several diseases.

 

Antimicrobial potential and the MIC of phytochemicals from selected plants against the certified pathogenic strains.

 

• Formulation of strategy.

• Herbal alternate to tackle pathogens, selection and collection of plant material, drying, making stock solution with different solvents.

 

• Preparation of questionnaire for the survey

• Survey of study area

• Interaction with local practitioners about various properties of medicinal plants for curing several health disorders.

• Obtained knowledge about appropriate seasons and time for the collection of medicinal plants and their parts being used for the preparation of herbal remedies

H-JRF005 Lab based, Solan

Phytochemical analysis, purification of bioactive components from extract.

 

Green synthesis of nano-particles (Ag and Fe) and their characterization using UV-visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, Atomic force microscopy, FTIR analysis, SEM/TEM, etc.

• Performing phytochemical screening and purification of bioactive compounds present in plant extracts.

• Determination of antimicrobial activity and MIC of selected medicinal plants

• Green synthesis of nanoparticles, their characterization

 

• Survey of study area: Lahaul Spiti, kullu

• Collection of soil, water and cow dung samples

• Isolation and screening of potential cellulose producing bacteria

 

 

 

S.No. Name Date of Joining Name of the PI Qualification Research Title
1. Dr. Rajesh kumar Shandil 01.09.16 Dr. Arvind kumar Bhatt M.Sc, Ph.D.  
2. Dr. Shikha devi 15.09.16 Dr. Arvind kumar Bhatt M.Sc, Ph.D.  
S.No. Name Date of Joining Name of the PI Qualification Research title
1. Mr. Rajeshwer 19.08.16 Dr. Arvind kumar Bhatt M.Sc, M.Phil  
2. Mr.Vishal Ahuja 19.08.16 Dr. Arvind kumar Bhatt M.Sc  
3. Ms. Kalpana Thakur 19.08.16 Dr. Arvind kumar Bhatt M.Sc, M.Phil  
4. Ms. Mamata Devi 19.08.16 Dr. Arvind kumar Bhatt M.Sc  
5. Ms. Vaishali Sharma 19.08.16 Dr. Arvind kumar Bhatt M.Sc, M.Phil  
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