G.B. Pant 'National Institute of Himalayan Environment'(NIHE)

(An Autonomous Institute of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India)

NERC

Centre for Socio-Economic Development(CSED)



Collaborative Institutions

Government Institutions

G.B. Pant University Of Agriculture And Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand

Government Institutions

ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora, Uttarakhand

Focal areas of activities

-  To promote activities that lead to ecological and economic security, and sustainable development in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR).

-   Poverty, Out-migration, Natural Resource Management for Sustainable livelihood, Technology development and demonstration.

Facilities

Rural Technology Complex

RTC was developed by Institute in 2001 at Kosi, Almora to address the needs of hill farmers keeping in mind their location specific technological requirements.Details

Socio Economic Development Lab

To perform various tests like soil analysis etc.

Faculties

Scientist G

Dr. GCS Negi

Designation:  Scientist G

Centre Head :  Centre for Socio-Economic Development

Discipline: Forest Ecology ; Watershed Management ; E.I.A. ;

Email Id:  negigcs@gmail.com

Profile

Scientist E

Dr. Paromita Ghosh

Designation:  Scientist E

Discipline: Plant Science ; Soil Science ;

Email Id:  paroghosh@rediffmail.com

Profile

Scientist D

Dr. S.C. Arya

Designation:  Scientist D

Discipline: High Altitude Ecology ;

Email Id:  scarya2009@gmail.com

Profile

Scientist C

Scientist C

Researchers

Women Scientist

Dr. Deepa Bisht

Designation:  Women Scientist

Discipline: Botany

Email Id: deepabisht1234@rediffmail.com

Technology Associate

Dr. Devendra Singh Chauhan

Designation:  Technology Associate

Discipline: Zoology,  Forest Ecology & Environment

Email Id: devendrasingh2016hc@gmail.com

Master Trainer

Research Associate

Senior Project Fellow

Mr. Sahil Joshi

Designation:  Senior Project Fellow

Discipline: Botany

Email Id: sahiljoshi.r@gmail.com

Junior Research Fellow

Mr. Shubham Singh

Designation:  Junior Research Fellow

Discipline: Environment Management

Email Id: shubhamrsgis@gmail.com

Junior Project Fellow

Ms. Bharti Joshi

Designation:  Junior Project Fellow

Discipline: Forestry

Email Id: kunnubharti19@gmail.com

Junior Project Fellow

Mr. Sourav Pant

Designation:  Junior Project Fellow

Discipline: Forestry

Email Id: Project

Data Assistant

Data Assistant

Mrs. Deepti Bhojak

Designation:  Data Assistant

Discipline: Sociology

Email Id: bhoj.deepti@gmail.com

Data Assistant

Mr. Manoj Patley

Designation:  Data Assistant

Discipline: Geo-informatics,   Geography

Email Id: mpatley7@gmail.com

Data Assistant

Mr. Himanshu Joshi

Designation:  Data Assistant

Discipline: Computer Science

Email Id: himjoshi45@gmail.com

Data Assistant

Ms. Anjali Tewari

Designation:  Data Assistant

Discipline: Environment

Email Id: anjalitiwari194@gmail.com

Field Assistant

Mr. Sourav Mehra

Designation:  Field Assistant

Discipline: Computer Science

Email Id: sauravmehra33@gmail.com

Field Assistant

Services

Pine Factory

Pine Needles are used to make file covers that can be utilised as stationary

Bio Briquetting

Biomass briquettes are a biofuel substitute to coal and charcoal.

Vermicompost

  Production of nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. It is used in farming and small scale sustainable, organic farming.

Projects

Ongoing

ENVIS Center Project: Himalayan Ecology and Development

NMHS-CHEA Project: Timberline on Altitudinal Gradient Ecology of Himalayas, and Human Use Sustenance in a Warming Climate.

DST-SERB Project: Livelihood enhancement of small farmers of Uttarakhand hills through integration of simple, cost effective, Eco-friendly Rural technologies.

NMHS-Himalaya Calling Project: Himalaya Calling Bridging science policy and practice to foster sustainable development in the Indian Himalaya Region (IHR).

ICFRE-CAMPA (MoEF) Forest-Fire Project: Estimation of economics losses in real term per hectare basis due to Forest Fire in Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh

Completed

JNU-NMSHE (Task Force-5) Project: Traditional Knowledge System network programme on convergence of Traditional knowledge systems for Integration to sustainable Development in the Indian Himalayan

MoEF&CC: Ecosystem services in changing biodiversity state: A comparative study of Western and Eastern Himalayan forest stands.

NMHS: A Sustainable Approach for Livelihood Improvement by Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Central Himalaya

NMHS-Fellowship Project- Himalayan Fellowship Programme

Ongoing Projects in CSED

ENVIS Center Project: Himalayan Ecology and Development

Principal Invigilator    Dr. G.C.S. Negi

Duration   1992-Onwards

Funding Agency    MoEF&CC, New Delhi

Timberline on Altitudinal Gradient Ecology of Himalayas, and Human Use Sustenance in a Warming Climate.

Principal Invigilator    Dr. G.C.S. Negi

Duration   2016-2021

Funding Agency    NMHS-CHEA, Nainital

Livelihood enhancement of small farmers of Uttarakhand hills through integration of simple, cost effective, Eco-friendly Rural technologies.

Principal Invigilator    Dr. Deepa Bisht

Duration   2017-2021

Funding Agency    Department of Science & Technology(DST), New Delhi

Himalaya Calling - Bridging science policy and practice to foster sustainable development in the Indian Himalaya Region (IHR).

Principal Invigilator    Dr. R.C.S Sundriyal, Dr. G.C.S. Negi

Duration   2019-2022

Funding Agency    National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS)

Estimation of economics losses in real term per hectare basis due to Forest Fire in Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh

Principal Invigilator    Dr. G.C.S. Negi

Duration   2020–2022

Funding Agency    Indian Institute of Forestry Research and Education(ICFRE)

Completed Projects in NERC

Traditional Knowledge System network programme on convergence of Traditional knowledge systems for Integration to sustainable Development in the Indian Himalayan

Principal Invigilator   Dr. R.C. Sundriyal

Duration   2015-2020

Funding Agency   J.N.U., New Delhi

Ecosystem services in changing biodiversity state: A comparative study of Western and Eastern Himalayan forest stands.

Principal Invigilator    Dr. R.C. Sundriyal

Duration   2016-2020

Funding Agency   MoEFCC, New Delhi

A Sustainable Approach for Livelihood Improvement by Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Central Himalaya

Principal Invigilator   Dr. D.S. Rawat

Duration   2016-2020

Funding Agency   National Mission on Himalayan Studies, NMHS

Himalayan Fellowship Programme

Principal Invigilator   Dr. G.C.S. Negi

Duration   2016-2020

Funding Agency   Department of Science & Technology(DST), New Delhi

Research Articles

Ethnomedicinal knowledge of a marginal hill community of Central Himalaya: diversity, usage pattern, and conservation concerns.

Authors Ojha, S.N., D. Tiwari, A. Anand , R.C. Sundriyal

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 2020

Green Sequestration Potential of Chir Pine Forests Located in Kumaun Himalaya.

Authors Pant, H. , A. Tewari

Forest Products Journal , 2020

Soil macrofauna diversity and population dynamics in Indian Himalayan Agroecosystems.


Authors Pant, M., G.C.S. Negi , P. Kumar


Soil Research, 2020

Climate Change Impacts in the Himalayan Mountain Ecosystems.


Authors Negi, G.C.S. , S Mukherjee


Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes, Elsevier Inc, 2020

The Impact of Climate Change in Hindu Kush Himalayas: Key Sustainability Issues.


Authors Singh, S.P., R. Thadani, G.C.S. Negi, R.D. Singh , S. Gumber


Springer Nature Switzerland, 2020

Ecology and Use of Lantana camara in India.

Authors Negi, G.C.S., S. Sharma, S.C.R. Vishvakarma, S.S. Samant, R.K. Maikhuri, R.C. Prasad , L.M.S. Palni

The Botanical Review , 2019

Development of recharge and conservation site suitability model for groundwater retrieval and evaluation of artificial recharge potential in a complex hydro-geological spring-fed river basin.

Authors Rani, M., H. Joshi, K. Kumar, A. Pande , D.S. Rawat

Arabian Journal of Geosciences , 2019

Promotion of cultural and natural heritage of the tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti as a potential tourism destination in North-western Himalaya.

Authors Chand, K., S. Shashni, S. Rathore, S. Sood, R. Lata , R.C. Sundriyal

Rural Development and Techno-Innovations, Discovery Publishing House , 2019

Himalayan Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change.

Authors Negi, G.C.S. , R.S. Rawal

Tropical Ecosystems, Springer , 2019

Opportunities for forest landscape restoration in Uttarakhand, India using ROAM

Authors Joshi, B.C., G.P. Pande, G.C.S. Negi, R.S. Rawal, R. Joshi, S. Sharma, D.S. Rawat , A. Bhattacharjee

Current Science, 2018

Criteria and indicators for promoting cultivation and conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Western Himalaya, India

Authors Negi, V.S., P. Kewlani, R. Pathak, D. Bhatt, I.D. Bhatt, R.S. Rawal, R.C. Sundriyal, S.K. Nandi

Ecological Indicators , 2018

Valuing Cultural Services of the Kailash Sacred Landscape for Sustainable Management.

Authors Nepal, M., R.K. Rai, S. Das, L.D. Bhatta, R. Kotru, M.S. Khadayat, R.S. Rawal , G.C.S. Negi

Sustainability , 2018

Contact Us

Dr. GCS Negi Centre Head Centre for Socio-Economic Development G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
Kosi-Katarmal, Almora-263 643, Uttarakhand, India

(Code: +91-5962) 241015
Fax: (05962) 241014, 241150

negigcs@gmail.com
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