Himachal Unit

G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development

Mohal, Kullu - 175 126, Himachal Pradesh, India

Ph: (01902) 260208, 260313, Fax: (01902) 260207, E-mail: samantss2@rediffmail.com 

 

 

 

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Brief about Himachal Unit...........

    GBPIHED has four functional units in Indian Himalayan region Himachal Unit is one among them, functioning from 1st July 1992 focusing on Sustainable Development of Rural Systems, Land and Water Resource Management, Conservation of Biological Diversity and Ecological Economics & Environmental impact analysis. At present the unit scientists are working on following programmes:

 

Manpower

 

Scientific Staff

 
Name Field of Specialization

Dr. S.S. Samant

Scientist-`E' & In-charge

Field of Specialization: Plant Taxonomy, Biodiversity  Conservation

Dr. Jagdish C. Kuniyal

Scientist-'D'                             

Field of Specialization: Geography, Environmental Impact Assessment

Mr. Ranjan Joshi

Scientist-'C'                             

Field of Specialization: Natural Resource Management, Resource appraisal

Dr. R. K. Sharma

Scientist-'C'

                             

Field of Specialization: Policy Analysis; Environmental Management

                          

  Supporting Staff

Name

Field of Specialization

Mr. S.P. Maikhuri Office Superintendent

Dr. Shreekar Pant

Research Associate

Mr. Man Singh

Senior Research Fellow

Mr. Oniam S. Singh

Researcher

Mr. Manohar Lal

Junior Research Fellow

Mr. Ashok Singh

Junior Research Fellow

Mr. Aman Sharma Junior Research Fellow
Mr. Jitendra S. Butola Junior Research Fellow
Miss Sakshi Bhandari Junior Research Fellow
Mr. Sanjeev Sharma Junior Research Fellow
Mr. Manum Sharma Junior Research Fellow
Mr. Satish K. Singh Information Assistant (ENVIS)
Mr. Harendra Thakur Field Investigator
Mr. Dhaulat Ram Peon

    

 

R&D Projects 

1.1.  Completed

A. In-house funded projects

B. External funded projects

1.2.  On-going

A. In-house funded projects

B. External funded projects

 

New Projects - Approved by Scientific Advisory Committee

          

Thesis (M.Tech./M.E./Ph.D.)

(a) Awarded 

Dr. Shreekar Pant

Subject:Botany (2005)

Area of Specialization:Floristic Diversity

Thesis Title:Assessment of Plant Diversity and Ethnobotany of Mornaula Reserve Forest in Kumaun, West Himalaya

University: Kumaun University, Nainital

Supervisors:Prof. Y.P.S. Pangtey, Department of Botany, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital & Dr. S.S. Samant, Scientist In-charge, GBPIHED, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu-175 126, Himachal Pradesh

Dr. Surbhi Pandey

Subject:Botany (2006)

Area of Specialization:Ethnobiology

Thesis Title:Assessment of diversity of economically important plant resources in the Gola Catchment of Kumaun region, west Himalaya

University:University: Kumaun University, Nainital

Supervisors:Prof. Y.P.S. Pangtey, Department of Botany, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital & Dr. S.S. Samant, Scientist In-charge, GBPIHED, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu-175 126, Himachal Pradesh   

   

(b) Submitted

Dr. Oniam S.Singh

Subject:Geography  (2007)

Area of Specialization:Geography

Thesis Title:Land use Changes and its Environmental Impacts in Cold Desert Environment: A case of Lahaul valley, Northwestern Himalaya

University:Kumaun University, Nainital

Supervisors:Prof. D.C. Pandey, Department of Geography, D.S.B .Campus, Kumaun  University, Nainital & Dr. J.C. Kuniyal, Scientist ‘C’, GBPIHED, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu-175 126, Himachal Pradesh

 

 (c) Registered

Mr. Jitendra S. Butola

 

Subject: Forestry

Area of Specialization: Medicinal Plants

University: FRI, Dehradun

Supervisors: Dr. Mohinder Pal, Deputy Director General (Research), ICFRE, FRI, Dehradun & Dr. H.K. Badola, Scientist In-charge, GBPIHED, Sikkim Unit, Sikkim

Mr. Man Singh

Subject: Botany

Area of Specialization: Floristic Diversity

University: Kumaun University, Nainital

Supervisors: Dr. Y.S. Rawat, Department of Botany, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital & Dr. S.S. Samant, Scientist In-charge, GBPIHED, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu-175 126, Himachal Pradesh

Mr. Ashok Singh

 

Subject: Forestry  

Area of Specialization: Floristic Diversity

University: Kumaun University, Nainital

Supervisors: Dr. R.P. Singh, Department of Forestry, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital & Dr. S.S. Samant, Scientist In-charge, GBPIHED, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu-175 126, Himachal Pradesh

Mr. Manohar Lal

 

Subject: Botany  

Area of Specialization: Floristic Diversity

University: Kumaun University, Nainital

Supervisors: Prof. Y.P.S. Pangtey, Department of Botany, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital & Dr. S.S. Samant, Scientist In-charge, GBPIHED, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu-175 126, Himachal Pradesh

Mr. Aman Sharma

 

Subject: Botany  

Area of Specialization: Floristic Diversity

University: Kumaun University, Nainital

Supervisors: Prof. P.C. Pande, Department of Botany, S.S.J. Almora Campus, Almora, Kumaun University, Nainital & Dr. S.S. Samant, Scientist In-charge, GBPIHED, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu-175 126, Himachal Pradesh

Miss Sakshi Bhandari

 

Subject: Botany  

Area of Specialization: Floristic Diversity

University: Kumaun University, Nainital

Supervisors: Dr. Lalit Tewari, Reader, Department of Botany, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital & Dr. S.S. Samant, Scientist In-charge, GBPIHED, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu-175 126, Himachal Pradesh

Mr. Sanjeev Sharma

 

Subject: Geography

Area of Specialization: Geography

University: Himachal Pradesh University,  Shimal

Supervisors: Dr. J.C. Kuniyal, Scientist ‘C’ , GBPIHED, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu-175 126, Himachal Pradesh & Prof. J. C. Sharma, Department of Geography, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimal-171 005

Mr. Harinder Kumar

 

Subject: Geography

Area of Specialization: Geography

University: Kumaun University, Nainital

Supervisors: Prof. D.C. Pandey, Department of Geography, D.S.B .Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital & Dr. J.C. Kuniyal, Scientist ‘C’ , GBPIHED, Himachal Unit, Mohal-Kullu-175 126, Himachal Pradesh

 

 

(d) M.Sc. Dissertation 

(i)       Diversity, Distribution Pattern and Conservation Prioritization of Economically Important plants of Parbati Catchment Area-Kullu district Himachal Pradesh, North Western Himalaya (Mr. Wasim Bari; Supervisor: Dr. S.S. Samant, Scientist In-charge)

(ii)      Assessment and Indigenous uses of the Economically Important plants for the Socioeconomic Upliftment of the Inhabitants in Sarwari watershed, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh  (Miss Swati Gupta; Supervisor: Dr. S.S. Samant, Scientist In-charge)

 

Technological /Infrastructural Facilities Available

  • Library

  • Internet

  • Laboratories

  • Herbal Gardens

  • Medicinal Plants and Multipurpose Tress Nurseries

  • Arboretum  

  • Agroforestry Models

  • Vermi-composting

  • Bio-composting

  • Weed Composting

  • Solid Waste Management

  • Pollution and Weather Monitoring Stations

  • Germplasm Collection of Medicinal Plants

 

 

Technological Achievements

 

  • Kuhl irrigated land management in the Cold Desert

  • Assessment of fodder quality of indigenous agroforestry systems in Himachal Pradesh

  • Data base on the diversity and conservation status of Medicinal Plants in Himachal Pradesh

  • Assessment of diversity of the medicinal, fuel and fodder plants of Kanawar Wildlife Sanctuary (KWLS)

  • Possession of 1.94 ha land for the establishment and maintenance of  an Arboretum

  • Community diversity and resource utilization pattern in Khokhan Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Floristic diversity of the Hamta Jagatsukh catchments in Himachal Pradesh

  • Floristic diversity of the Kais, Manali and Khokhan Wildlife Sanctuaries

  • Extraction trends and preference of fuel resource in Kais, Khokhan and Manali Wildlife Sanctuaries

  • Diversity, distribution, indigenous uses and conservation prioritization of economically important plants of the Parbati & Sarbari khad watersheds

  • Impact assessment of climatic changes on horticulture crops of Kullu Valley

  • Data base on climate of the Kullu and Lahul & Spiti districts in Himachal Pradesh

  • Development of Solid Waste Management Technology for temperate to alpine zones in Himalaya

  • Carrying capacity assessment of Kullu-Manali Complex: A study of tourism sector

  • Data base on Ambient Air & Rain Water Quality & Surface Ozone in the Kullu Valley

  • Data base on the socio-economic status of the Parbati Hydro Power Project

  • Diversity & conservation status of fodder & fuel plants of the Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh

  • Management Plan for Medicinal Plants in the Catchment Area of Parbati Hydro Electric Project Stage – III (520 MW) in District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

  • Establishment & maintenance of Agroforestry Models in Kullu valley

  • Establishment & maintenance of Experimental Herbal Gardens (at Mohal and Doharanala) & Medicinal Plant Nurseries (at Mohal and Kasol)

  • Development of propagation/multiplication protocols & agrotechniques for some high value medicinal plants

  • Data base on the socio-economic status and forest community diversity of the Mohal Khad Watershed

 

 

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