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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:

Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, 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

3. Skill Development and Capacity Building

4. Infrastructure Development

Project Site/ State/ Districts/ Villages Covered:

Not Specified

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


2. Financial Details
Total Institutional Fellowships: Rs. 2,24,65,080/-
1st Year Fellowship Grant: Rs.73,43,160/-
2nd Year Fellowship Grant: Rs.72,00,775/-
Expenditure (in Rs.) (upto ---------) :


3. Fellowship Objectives and Deliverables(HRAs)
Position Study Area Proposed Objectives Deliverables Achievements (upto ---------)
HRA001 Different agro-climatic zones of Himachal Pradesh Energy conservation through adoption of renewable energy technologies.

• Data base on renewable energy sources.

• Energy conservation and security guidelines

 
HRA002 Himachal Pradesh Conservation of genetic resources of rare, endemic, threatened and globally significant flora and fauna including agro-biodiversity(on farm and off farm conservation)

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

• Conservation frameworks developed/strengthened/implemented

 
HRA003 Himachal Pradesh Environmental compatibility of infrastructure development including border roads and climate resilience of core infrastructure and basic services delivery assets

• Scientific land use planning, zonation conducted

• Green road norms in environmentally fragile border areas promoted and strengthened

• Capacity of stakeholders built on green technology

• Technological intervention supported and new technology developed

 

 

 

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

To assess current scenario of superior Acacia catechu and Dalbergia sissoo nitrogen fixing trees.

 

How the nitrogen fixing ability of trees could be enhanced by using potential PGPR strains.

• Sustainable harvesting protocols for diverse natural resources developed

• Good practices documented and up-scaled

 
H-JRF002 Himachal Pradesh, mid Himalayan area

Initiate Natural resources accounting

To analyse the socio-economic characteristics with emphasis on causes and consequences of degradation of natural resources

• Development of methodologies (to the extent not available on watershed projects) for environmental impact analysis

• Important economic indicators for decision making at all levels of watershed management projects

 

 
H-JRF003 Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh

To prepare a database of biodiversity resources

• A database of plant resources will be available.

• A database of indigenous technologies of plant use

• Appropriate combinations of trees, shrubs and herbs (grasses, cereals etc) can be recommended for sustainable development

 

 
H-JRF004 Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana

Biodegradation/ enzymatic saccharification of agricultural waste.

 

Co-fermentation of degraded sugars into ethanol.

• A clean and green technology for biothanol production as biofuel and single cell protein as cattle feed from agriculture residue

 

 
H-JRF005 Himachal Pradesh

To estimate the effects of forest fires on net nitrogen mineralization and carbon

 

To evaluate the effects of forest fires on the microbial biomass

• Information on the direct transformation of elements during fire combustion which can affect the cycling and availability of nutrients during many years following the disturbance will be obtained

 

 
H-JRF006 Different agro climatic zones of Himachal Pradesh

To mitigate the greenhouse gas emission through waste management

• Eco-friendly waste management

• Database on solid waste management practices

 
H-JRF007 Different agro climatic zones of Himachal Pradesh To study air, water and soil pollution in selected towns of HP

• Inventory of air pollution

• Reduction in green house gas emissions

 

 
H-JRF008 Different agro climatic zones of Himachal Pradesh To develop sustainable eco-tourism in Himalayan region

• Sustainable eco-tourism

 

 
H-JRF009 Lahaul and Spiti

To assess the culturable microbial diversity associated with the rhizosphere of Arnebia euchroma (Ratanjot).

 

Determination of microbial load in the rhizosphere of Arnebia euchroma (Ratanjot.)

• Diversity of culturable microflora associated with the rhizosphere of Arnebia euchroma

• Plant growth promoting potential of isolated microflora

• Conservation of valuable microbial diversity by depositing potential isolates in National culture Collection Centre.

 

 
H-JRF0010 Temperate, sub-alpine and alpine zones of Himachal Pradesh

To explore intraspecific variation using morphological markers in selected species and attempt their multiplication.

 

Further studies on the reproductive biology of selected species.

• Isolation and maintenance of characterized strains.

• Active content profile of characterized strains.

• Conservation strategies of important germplasm

 

 

 

 

 

S.No. Name Date of Joining Name of the PI Qualification Research Title
1. Tanvi Kapoor 06-10-2016 Dr. S K Bhardwaj   To Develop Strategies for Adoption of Renewable Energy Technologies for Energy Conservation and Security under National Mission on Himalayan Studies
2. Aruna Mehta 10-10-2016 Dr. Yash Pal Sharma   Conservation of genetic resource of rare, endemic, threatened and globally significant flora & fauna including biodiversity (on farm and off farm conservation)
3. Reetika Sharma 19-09-2016 Dr. S K Bhardwaj   Environmental compatibility of infrastructure development including border roads and climate resilience of core infrastructure and basic services delivery assets
S.No. Name Date of Joining Name of the PI Qualification Research Title Date of Resignation
1. Bhawna Dipta 19-01-2017 Dr. Neerja Rana   Selection of PGPR for improvement of leguminous trees for afforestation in north western Himalayan region 17-03-2018
Ms Meenakshi Dhiman 10-04-2018    
2. Kapil Dev 24-09-2016 Dr. A.K Randev   Sustainable management of land and water resources in Mid-Himalayan areas of Himachal Pradesh-India  
3. Dr. Navjot Singh 20-01-2017 Dr. B. Gupta   Sustainable development of degraded lands through integrated land use. 20-12-2017
Ms Vipasha Negi 12-01-2018  
4. Shruti Pathania 08-09-2016 Dr. Nivedita Sharma   An innovative green technology for Agri-waste utilization 22-07-2017
Ms Kanika Sharma 25-08-2017    
5. Garima 07-09-2016 Dr. Uday Sharma   Effect of forest fires on carbon and nitrogen mineralizaton and microbial biomass. 10-01-2018
Mr Shubham 14-03-2018    
6. Radhika pathania 07-10-2016 Dr. S. K. Bhardwaj   To mitigate the greenhouse gas emission through waste management  
7. Kartikey Sahil 22-09-2016 Dr S K Bhardwaj   To study air, water and soil pollution in selected towns of Himachal Pradesh  
8. Aditya Rana 06-09-2016 Dr S K Bhardwaj   Environmental Impact Assessment of ecotourism and to develop strategies for its sustainability in Himalayan region 20-12-2017
Ms Shalini Chauhan 09-02-2018    
9. Dr Kirti Kaundal 07-09-2016 Dr Sunita Devi   Culturable microbial diversity of Arnebia euchroma. A critically endangered plant growing in trans-Himalayas of H.P. 20-12-2017
Ms Aditi Rana 27-01-2018    
10. Ms Seema Sharma 1-07-2017 Dr Yash Pal Sharma   To explore intra specific variations using morphological markers in selected species and attempt their multiplication and studies on the reproductive biology of selected species 20-12-2017
Mr Vipin Kumar 12-01-2018    
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