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

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

Himachal Regional Centre

Himachal Regional Centre (HRC)



Collaborative Institutions

INSTITUTION

ICAR - Indian Agriculture Research Institute, Regional Station, Katrain (Kullu)

INSTITUTION

North Temperate Regional Station (ICAR-CSWRI), Gadsa (Kullu)

INSTITUTION

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), CSKHPKV, Bajaura (Kullu)

INSTITUTION

Regional Horticultural Research & Training Station, Dr.YSPUHF, Bajaura (Kullu)

INSTITUTION

Ladakh Regional Centre, GBPNIHE, Leh U.T.

INSTITUTION

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi

INSTITUTION

CSIR - Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur (H.P.)

INSTITUTION

Himalayan Forest Research Institute (HFRI), Shimla (H.P.)

COUNCIL

Himachal Pradesh Council for Science, Technology & Environment (HIMCOSTE), Shimla (H.P.)

Board

Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board (HPSBB), Shimla (H.P.)

Govt. Department

Himachal Pradesh Forest Department, H.P.

Govt. Department

Department of Environment, Science & Technology (DEST), Shimla (H.P.)

Govt. Department

District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Kullu (H.P.)

University

Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni (H.P.)

University

C.S.K. Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur (H.P.)

University

Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala (H.P.)

University

Shoolini University, Solan (H.P.)

University

Bennett University, Greater Noida (U.P.)

About the Centre

Himachal Regional Center is located in Mohal of the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh state. This center is located in the northwest Himalayas at 31 25'' North latitude and - 769' - 779' East 9 East longitude. This center is located at an altitude of 1200 Meter amsl. The Himachal Regional Center was established on July 01, 1992, in a rented building at Dhalpur, District Kullu, and continued up to June 1993. The foundation stone of the center's office and residential complex was laid by Shri Kamal Nath, Hon'ble Union Minister for Environment and Forests on June 2, 1993, in Mohal village of Kullu district.

During the construction of the office and residential complex, the work of Himachal Regional Center was conducted from June 1993 to March 1999 at the rent building of Shamshi, Kullu. After the construction of a permanent building in Mohal in the year 1998, on April 02, 1999, the office and residential complex were duly inaugurated by Hon'ble Shri Suresh Prabhu, Environment Minister, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India.

Focal areas of activities

-  Water Resources and Hydropower Projects

-   • Springshed Management

-   Socio-economic Development

-  Environmental Assessment and Management

-  Environmental Pollution and Air Quality Monitoring

-  Indigenous Knowledge and Traditional Practices

-  Biodiversity Assessment, Valuation, Prioritization & Conservation

-  Population Assessment and Ecological Niche Modeling

-  Medicinal Plants Cultivation

-  Climate Change

-  Eco-tourism and Entrepreneurship Development

-  Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Solid Waste Management)

-  Rural Development through various Low Cost Rural Technologies

-  Development of Conventional and in vitro Propagation Protocols

-  Human Resource Development

-  Demonstrations and Dissemination

-  Publication of Research Papers, Popular Articles, Policy Briefs, Book Chapters, etc

Vision

-   Conservation and Management of Himalayan Environment

-  Water Security in Himalaya through Spring Ecosystem Assessment and Management

-  Community Driven Eco-smart Model Village Development to Improve Livelihoods and Foster Ecological Security in the Himalaya

-  Fostering Climate Smart Communities in the Indian Himalayan Region

-   Mainstreaming Himalayan Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

-   Capacity Building and Skill Development on Green Technologies

-   Nature base Sustainable Livelihood Development

-   Guidelines, Action Plans, and Policy Documents of regional relevance.

Objectives

-   Vulnerability assessment of biodiversity of the ecosystems in Trans and North Western Himalaya under biological, anthropogenic and climate scenarios and developing strategies for conservation management.

-   Assessment, monitoring and management of agricultural crops/farming systems for sustainability under chemical contamination and climate change scenarios along an altitudinal gradient in North Western Himalaya.

-   Assessment, characterization and valuation of ecosystem services for sustainable development of the native communities under changing climate scenario.

-   Development of strategies for monitoring and management of water resources under climate change scenario.

-   Assessment and sustainable management of eco-tourism in the changing climate scenario through entrepreneurship development.

-   Assessment, monitoring and analysis of the anthropogenic and natural environmental impacts for developing management strategies under climate change scenario.

-   Development and strengthening of institutional mechanism for information sharing and capacity building of the stakeholders for environmental management.

Facilities

Faculties

Scientist-F

Er. Rakesh Kumar Singh

Designation:  Scientist-F

Centre Head :  Himachal Regional Centre

Discipline: Information Technology ;

Email Id:  rksingh@gbpihed.nic.in

Profile

Scientist-D

Dr. K. S. Kanwal

Designation:  Scientist-D

Discipline: Strategic Environmental Assessment ;

Email Id:  kskanwal03@gmail.com

Profile

Scientist-D

Mrs. Sarla Shashni

Designation:  Scientist-D

Discipline: Rural Entrepreneurship and Small Business ;

Email Id:  sarla.shashni@yahoo.co.in

Profile

Scientist-D

Dr. Renu Lata

Designation:  Scientist-D

Discipline: Environmental Goverance and Policy (EGP) ;

Email Id:  renu15_negi@yahoo.co.in

Profile

Researchers

Information Officer

Satish Kumar Sinha

Designation:  Information Officer

Discipline: Environmental Information System (ENVIS) on Himalayan Ecology

Email Id: ssatish65@gmail.com

Senior Project Fellow

Dr. Kaushalya Devi

Designation:  Senior Project Fellow

Discipline: Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Email Id: kaushalyakapoor@gmail.com

Junior Project Fellow

Smriti Thakur

Designation:  Junior Project Fellow

Discipline: Socio-Economic Development and Environment Management

Email Id: smritimandhel04@gmail.com

Junior Project Fellow

Shivani Parmar

Designation:  Junior Project Fellow

Discipline: Environmental Science& Ecology and Biodiversity

Email Id: shvaniparmar@gmail.com

Junior Project Fellow

Rajat

Designation:  Junior Project Fellow

Discipline: Water Resources Management and Disaster Management

Email Id: rajat51thakur@gmail.com

Junior Project Fellow

Isha Thakur

Designation:  Junior Project Fellow

Discipline: Ambient Air Quality

Email Id: isha950414@gmail.com

Junior Project Fellow

Manisha Katoch

Designation:  Junior Project Fellow

Discipline: Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Email Id: manishakatoch889.mk@gmail.com

Junior Project Fellow

Rajat Dhiman

Designation:  Junior Project Fellow

Discipline: Land and Water Resource Management

Email Id: dhimanrajat27@gmail.com

Junior Project Fellow

Anjali Mehta

Designation:  Junior Project Fellow

Discipline: Medicinal Plants of High Altitude Areas

Email Id: anjalimehta1905@gmail.com

Junior Project Fellow

Dharam Chand

Designation:  Junior Project Fellow

Discipline: Springshed Management

Email Id: cdharam79@gmail.com

Field Investigator

Khem Chand

Designation:  Field Investigator

Discipline: Aerosol Climatology

Email Id: khemchandmanisha@gmail.com

Project Assistant

Sayanta Ghosh

Designation:   Project Assistant

Discipline: Weather and Climate Modelling, Remote Sensing and GIS, Disaster Risk Assessment

Email Id: sayanta07@uohyd.ac.in;    visittosayanta@gmail.com

Data Assistant

Himanshu Joshi

Designation:   Data Assistant

Discipline: Himalayan Knowledge Network - NMHS

Email Id: himjoshi45@gmail.com

Field Researcher

Vinod Kumar

Designation:  Field Researcher

Discipline: Conservation and Management of Indian honeybee Apis cerana

Email Id: vinod.mbbs3959@gmail.com

Field Assistant

Vikram Jeet

Designation:  Field Assistant

Discipline: Socio-Economic Development

Email Id: Jeetvk04@rediffmail.com

Services

Library

HRC provides free access of library to researchers, students from local universities, research institutions and colleges.

Laboratory

Laboratory Access:  Laboratory services are provided for the analysis of soil, water, plants samples for local students and researchers from partner organizations/local stakeholders.

Advisory Services

Advisory services are provided to local partner organizations/ stakeholders on various environmental aspects.

Rural Technology Complex

Provide access to Rural Technology Center (RTC) of HRC (Solid waste management, Eco-brick, paper recycling, vermicomposting, Rain water harvesting, nursery development, etc.) to different organizations/ stakeholders for demonstration, training, and teaching.

Elite medicinal plant nursery and herbal garden

HRC provides quality planting material of medicinal plants to diverse range of stakeholders ranging from forest department, govt. and non-govt. organizations, farmers etc. from elite medicinal plant nursery and herbal garden.

Ph.D. guidance/Internship/ Dissertation/industrial training

Faculty of HRC provide guidance to young researchers for Ph.D. work and also mentor post graduate/graduate students for internship/dissertation/ industrial training work.

Consultancy Services

 Consultancy services are provided on various Environmental/Developmental aspects.

Arboretum

Himachal Regional Centre, Mohal, Kullu has very well maintained Arboretum at institute premises. Wherein, ex-situ conservation of around 50 important tree species is being carried out. Diverse ranges of stakeholders ranging from forest officials, researchers students teachers, local community, NGO members, other govt. departments etc. are regularly visit and learn about the floral biodiversity of the Himalayan region from Arboretum.

Tissue Culture Lab

Mass propagation of threatened and important plant is being carried out for raising quality medicinal plants at the Tissue culture lab of HRC.

Genetic Resource Centre (GRC)

GRC has been established for germplasm conservation of the target medicinal plant species, Picrorhiza kurroa, Swertia chirayita, Rubia cordifolia, and Nardostachys jatamansi at Dhoranala herbal garden site of HRC.

Major Achievements

Establishment of Genetic Resource Centre

A Genetic Resource Centre (GRC) has been established for germplasm conservation of the target medicinal plant species, Picrorhiza kurroa, Swertia chirayita, Rubia cordifolia, and Nardostachys grandiflora, at Himachal Regional Centre of the Institute.

Technical Support

Technical support was provided to District Administration of Kullu district for preparation 140 PBRs in 5 blocks of Kullu district. Also, four training programs were organized at block level for young trainees recruited for the preparation of PBR

Meconopsis merakensis var. merakensis reported

Meconopsis merakensis var. merakensis is reported first time from the India, the species is recorded near Nagula wetland area of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.

Production of Different NTFP and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Threats status

Preparation of Current and Potential Production of Different NTFP and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Threats status in Conservation and Sustainable Management of MAPs in 20VFDs of Kullu &Lahaul & Spiti Districts under JICA project for HP Forest Department.

Documentation

Documentation of medicinal plant diversity of Changthang landscape of Ladakh UT.

National Level Seminar

National level Seminar on “Creation of the Seabuckthorn value chain in the Trans-Himalayan region” was organized for further accessing the value chain creation and management through the farmers.

Preparation Peoples’ Biodiversity Register (PBRs)

Prepared Peoples’ Biodiversity Register (PBRs) of 46 Panchayats (BMCs) in Mandi and Kullu district, H.P., and PBRs of 5 blocks of Kullu district and 1 of Kullu district has been developed and submitted to HP State Biodiversity Board, Shimla.

Technology Incubation Centre

Technology Incubation Centre for the processing of Seabuckthorn has been established with all the miner and major equipment’s for its value addition in the Kirting Village of Lahaul & Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh for local stakeholders.

Establishment of Rosehip based enterprise

Rosehip based enterprise has been established in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh for socioeconomic development of rural women which is running successfully since 2016.

Traditional Knowledges System

Traditional Knowledges system of various ethnic communities of Kullu, Mandi and Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh has been done on bioresource use, soil and land management, water conservation and bioprospecting aspects.

Accessions of RET species

Different accessions of RET species of Arnebia euchroma, Angelica gluaca and Caram carvi has been collected for its further multiplication from high altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh.

Solid Waste Management Model

Community based solid waste management model has been developed in the Institute.

Assessment and Management framework

Environmental assessment and management framework of forest resources in Himachal Pradesh has been developed.

Development of database for Species

Database have been generated for 5199 species (1233 trees, 1061 herbs & 2905 Shrubs) of IHR in in a standard format and web portal with domain name ‘www.ihrplantresorces.org’ has been developed and generated database has been uploaded.

Development of Baseline Information

Development of baseline information of different atmospheric pollutants and long-term data base of meteorological parameters to assess climate change scenario and its impact on apple orchard in Himachal Pradesh

Projects

Ongoing

Mainstreaming Himalayan Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Assessment and Valuation of Alpine and Sub-alpine Ecosystems of Himachal Pradesh in Relation to Climate Change

Identification of Elite Planting Material of Selected Temperate Medicinal Plants, Mass Multiplication, Field Demonstration and Post- Harvest Processing

Returning Taxus to the Forests and the People: A Study in Shimla and Kullu Districts of the IHR

Development of Sustainable Rural Livelihood Options Utilizing Locally Available Bio-resources Through Transformative Rural Technologies in the Indian Himalayan Regions of Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim

Ex situ Conservation and Development of Gene Bank of Commercially Important Threatened Medicinal Plants in the High Altitude Areas, Himachal Pradesh

Preparation of Peoples’ Biodiversity Register of Selected Panchayats in Mandi and Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh

Preparation of Peoples’ Biodiversity Register of Kullu District with all Representative Blocks

Conservation and Management of Traditional Beekeeping (Apis cerana) Practices Through Development of Honeybee Based Sustainable Livelihood Chain in Kullu Valley, H.P.

Fostering climate smart communities in the Indian Himalayan Region

Water Security in Himalaya through Spring-Ecosystem Assessment and Management

Aerosols climatology over the northwestern Indian Himalayan region

Gaseous air pollution in the background sites of sprawling urban environment in Himachal Pradesh

Water quality Assessment of existing water sources in the Lower Parbati Basin

Springshed management: A Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation through inventory and Revival of Springs

Microbial Endophytes and Soil Enzymes as Indicators of Climate Resilience with Respect to Himalayan Birch: A Critically Endangered Timber Line Species

Modelling and Forecasting of High Impact Weather Events in the Beas basin, and Designing a Proto-type Advance Warning System for Mitigating their Adverse Impacts

Completed

Environment Assessment & Management Framework Himachal Pradesh Forests for Prosperity Project

NMSHE Task Force-5: Network Programme on Convergence of Traditional Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development in the Indian Himalayan Region.

NMSHE Task Force 3: Forest Resources and Plant Diversity

Standardization of post-harvest technology for Wild Rose Hips and promotion as sustainable livelihood option among poor self-help women groups in Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh.

Development of Peoples’ Biodiversity Register of Selected Panchayats in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh (Phase 1)

Monitoring of different atmospheric pollutants, creation of long-term data base of meteorological parameters to assess climate change scenario and its impact on apple orchard

Population Assessment, Standardization of Propagation Protocols and Establishment (ex situ & in situ) of Selected Species as a Part of Biodiversity Conservation Plan under Sainj Hydro-Electric Project in Himachal Pradesh

Anthropogenic impacts and their management options in different ecosystems of the Indian Himalayan Region

Current and Potential Production of Different NTFP and Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and Threats in Conservation and Sustainable Management of Different NTFPs and MAPs in 20 VFDs of Kullu and Lahaul & Spiti Districts

Detailed Assessment of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Species Including Their Collection, Usage, Demand, Markets, Price Trends and Life Cycle, Focusing on Landscapes in Jammu & Kashmir Under SECURE Himalaya Project

Assessment of floral biodiversity & resource utilization pattern with Special reference to climate change in high altitude wetlands of Arunachal Pradesh of Eastern Himalaya

Community driven solid waste management in Himachal Pradesh: a step towards Swachch Bharat Mission

Ongoing Projects in NERC

Identification of Elite Planting Material of Selected Temperate Medicinal Plants, Mass Multiplication, Field Demonstration and Post- Harvest Processing

Principal Invigilator   PI: Dr. K.S. Kanwal ; Co-PI:Dr. Kishor Kumar

Duration    2018-2022

Funding Agency    Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Development of Sustainable Rural Livelihood Options Utilizing Locally Available Bio-resources Through Transformative Rural Technologies in the Indian Himalayan Regions of Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim

Principal Invigilator    PI: Dr JK Sahu, IIT, New Delhi , Co PI: Dr Sarla Shashni

Duration   2018-2021

Funding Agency    National Mission of Himalayan Environment, MoEF&CC, GoI.

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Ex situ Conservation and Development of Gene Bank of Commercially Important Threatened Medicinal Plants in the High Altitude Areas, Himachal Pradesh

Principal Invigilator    PI: Dr Ashok Singh, IHBT, Palampur, Co PI:Dr Sarla Shashni, Er. RK Singh

Duration    2019-2022

Funding Agency    National Mission of Himalayan Environment, MoEF&CC, GOI.

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Preparation of Peoples’ Biodiversity Register of Selected Panchayats in Mandi and Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh

Principal Invigilator    PI: Dr Sarla Shashni

Duration   2019-2021

Funding Agency    Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, Shimla

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Preparation of Peoples’ Biodiversity Register of Kullu District with all Representative Blocks

Principal Invigilator    PI: Dr Sarla Shashni

Duration    2020-2021

Funding Agency    Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, Shimla

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Water Security in Himalaya through Spring-Ecosystem Assessment and Management

Principal Invigilator    PI: Dr. Renu Lata , Co PI: Er. R. K. Singh

Duration   2020-2025

Funding Agency    In-House project (MoEFCC)

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Aerosols climatology over the northwestern Indian Himalayan region

Principal Invigilator    PI: Dr. J. C. Kuniyal , Co PI: Dr. Renu Lata

Duration   Long-term Project from 2005-06

Funding Agency    ISRO, SPL, Thiruvanthapuram

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Gaseous air pollution in the background sites of sprawling urban environment in Himachal Pradesh

Principal Invigilator    PI: Dr. J. C. Kuniyal , Co PI: Dr. Renu Lata

Duration    Long-term Project from 2008-2009

Funding Agency    ISRO- GBP AT-CTM under Environmental Observatory Scheme

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Water quality Assessment of existing water sources in the Lower Parbati Basin

Principal Invigilator    PI:Dr. Renu Lata , Co PI: Dr. J. C. Kuniyal

Duration   2018-2021

Funding Agency    Mountain Division, MoEF&CC, GoI

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Springshed management: A Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation through inventory and Revival of Springs

Principal Invigilator    PI:Dr. Renu Lata , Co PI: Er. V. E. Gosavi

Duration   2019-2022

Funding Agency    DEST, Government of Himachal Pradesh

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Microbial Endophytes and Soil Enzymes as Indicators of Climate Resilience with Respect to Himalayan Birch: A Critically Endangered Timber Line Species

Principal Invigilator    PI: Dr. Mithilesh Singh , Co PI:Dr. Renu Lata

Duration    2018-2021

Funding Agency    National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS), MoEF&CC, GoI

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Modelling and Forecasting of High Impact Weather Events in the Beas basin, and Designing a Proto-type Advance Warning System for Mitigating their Adverse Impacts

Principal Invigilator    PI:Dr. K.C. Gauda , Co PI: Dr. Renu Lata

Duration    2019-2022

Funding Agency    Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS), MoEF&CC, GoI

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Completed Projects in NERC

NMSHE Task Force-5: Network Programme on Convergence of Traditional Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development in the Indian Himalayan Region.

Principal Invigilator   PI: Dr RC Sundriyal; Co-PI:Sarla Shashni

Duration   2015-2020

Funding Agency    of Science and Technology, New Delhi

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Standardization of post-harvest technology for Wild Rose Hips and promotion as sustainable livelihood option among poor self-help women groups in Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh.

Principal Invigilator   PI: Dr. Sarla Shashni ; Co-PI: Dr. SS Samant

Duration   2016-2020

Funding Agency    Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Development of Peoples’ Biodiversity Register of Selected Panchayats in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh (Phase 1)

Principal Invigilator   PI: Dr. SS Samant and Dr. Sarla Shashni ;

Duration   2017-2020

Funding Agency   Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, Shimla

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Population Assessment, Standardization of Propagation Protocols and Establishment (ex situ & in situ) of Selected Species as a Part of Biodiversity Conservation Plan under Sainj Hydro-Electric Project in Himachal Pradesh

Principal Invigilator   PI:Dr. Renu Lata ; Co-PI: Dr. Sarla Shashni and Dr. Kishor Kumar

Duration   2014-2020

Funding Agency   : Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL)

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Anthropogenic impacts and their management options in different ecosystems of the Indian Himalayan Region

Principal Invigilator   PI:Dr. J. C. Kuniyal ; Co-PI: Dr. Renu Lata

Duration   2016-2020

Funding Agency    National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS)

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Detailed Assessment of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Species Including Their Collection, Usage, Demand, Markets, Price Trends and Life Cycle, Focusing on Landscapes in Jammu & Kashmir Under SECURE Himalaya Project

Principal Invigilator   PI: Dr. I.D. Bhatt; Co-PI: Dr. K.S. Kanwal

Duration    2018-2020

Funding Agency    UNDP, New Delhi

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Assessment of floral biodiversity & resource utilization pattern with Special reference to climate change in high altitude wetlands of Arunachal Pradesh of Eastern Himalaya

Principal Invigilator   PI: Dr. K.S. Kanwal; Co-PI: Er. M.S. Lodhi

Duration   2016-2020

Funding Agency    SERB, DST, New Delhi

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Community driven solid waste management in Himachal Pradesh: a step towards Swachch Bharat Mission

Principal Invigilator   PI: Dr. SS Samant, Er. RK Singh; Co-PI: Dr. JC Kuniyal, Dr KS Kanwal, Dr Sarla Shashni, Dr Renu Lata, Er. Vaibhav Gosavi

Duration    2017-2020

Funding Agency   In-house, MoEF&CC, Govt of India

Objectives

Result/ Outcomes

Research Articles

Meconopsis merakensis var. merakensis (Papaveraceae), a new record for India

Authors Kanwal KS, Tiwari, UL, Lodhi, MS, Rawal, RS

Rheedea (Journal of the Indian Association of Angiosperm taxonomy), 2020

Diversity and distribution of the genus Meconopsis Vig. (Papaveraceae) in the Indian Himalayan region

Author Kanwal KS

Pleione (Journal of the East Himalayan Society for Spermatophyte Taxonomy), 2020

Gentiana urnula Harry Sm. (Gentianaceae), a new record for the flora of Arunachal Pradesh, India


Authors Kanwal KS, Tiwari, UL, Yama L, Lodhi, MS


Journal of Threatened Taxa, 2019

Extended distribution record of two bellflower species of Codonopsis (Campanulaceae) from the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh

Authors Kanwal KS, Tiwari, UL, Yama L, Lodhi, MS

Journal of Threatened Taxa, 2019

Strategic environmental assessment

Authors Kuniyal JC, Shashni S, Kumar A, Kanwar N, Chand B, Sundriyal RC and Dhyani PP

Current Science, 2015

Traditional uses and potential to develop an enterprise of wild rose species Rosa brunonii syn R. moschata in Kullu district of North Western Himalaya.

Authors Shashni S, Sharma S, Rathore S, Samant SS and Sundriyal, RC

Journal of Non Timber Forest Products, 2017

Assessment of ecotourism activities and its future potential in Corbett tiger reserve, India

Authors Shashni S and Sundriyal RC

International Journal of Environmental Science, 2017

Aerosols, radioactive forcing and temperature in the foothills of Rohtang pass in the Northwestn Indian Himalaya

Authors Sharma G, Kuniyal JC, Ram N, Lata R. and Shashni S.

Research Expo International, 2017

Assessment of particulate matter in the ecotourism site or ecozone area of Great Himalayan National Park


Authors Shashni S, Kuniyal JC, Ram N, Sharma G and Julka JM


Global Academic Research Journal, 2018

Indigenous uses of wild hemp (Cannabis sativa) by the local inhabitants in Manikaran Valley of Himachal Pradesh, North Western Himalaya.

Authors Rathore S, Shashni S, Samant SS and Sundriyal RC

Journal of Non Timber Forest Produce, 2018

Assessment of environmental, social and economic impacts of ecotourism and related activities in the Tirthan Valley, Great Himalayan National Park: a world heritage site in Northwestern Himalaya

Authors Shashni S, Kuniyal JC, Sood S and Julka JM

Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 2018

Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants used by the tribal people of Lahaul and Spiti district, Himachal Pradesh, North Western Himalaya

Authors Rathore S, Shashni S, Sharma A and Sundriyal RC

Indian Forester, 2019

Ethnomedicinal plants used for curing various gynocological problems in north western Himalayan district of Kullu

Authors Rathore S, Shashni S, Sharma A and Sundriyal RC

Journal of Non Timber Forest Produces, 2019

Identification and documentation of the plant species used as daantun (Tooth brushing stick) by rural communities in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh.

Authors Rathore S. and Shashni S

International Journal of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicines, 2020

Pottery: a unique craft in inner Siraj valley of Northwestern Himalayan district of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

Authors Rathore S, Thakur U. and Shashni S

International Journal of Advance Research, 2020

Phytochemical constituents, distribution and traditional usages of Arnebia euchroma: A review

Authors Kumar A, Shashni S, Kumar P, Pant D, Singh A, Verma RK

Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2021

Socio-economic Vulnerability and Environmental Implications of Major Hydropower Projects in District Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Authors Lata R, Rishi MS. Herojeet R, Dolma K

International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 2017

Participatory Tourism: An Inclusive Developmental Approach Encompassing All Stakeholders, in Leh District, India.

Authors Dolma K, Rishi M S, Lata, R, Herojeet R

Interdisciplinary Research for Sustainable Development, 2017

Quality characterization and pollution source identification of surface water using multivariate statistical techniques, Nalagarh Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Authors Herojeet R, Rishi MS., Lata R, Dolma, K

Applied Water Science, 2017

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment: A Study of Hydroelectric Power Projects in Satluj Basin in District Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Authors Lata R, Rishi MS. Herojeet R, Dolma K

International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 2017

Evaluation of Air quality around Sorang Hydropower Project in Kinnaur district, north- western Himalaya

Authors Lata R, Kuniyal JC, Kanwar N, Chand B, Sharma G, Chaudhary S

Research Expo International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, 2018

Hydropower Projects and Air Pollution in the Northwestern Indian Himalaya

Authors Lata R, Rishi MS. Herojeet R, Dolma K

Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 2018

Practices and challenges of municipal solid waste management in north westerm indian himalayan region: a review

Authors Lata R, Dolma K

Ecology, Environment and Conservation, 2019

Hydrogeochemical characterization of groundwater in alluvial plains of river Yamuna in northern India: An insight of controlling processes

Authors Kaur L, Rishi M S, Sharma S, Sharma B, Lata R, Singh G

Journal of King Saud University – Science, 2019

State of groundwater resource: relationship between its depth and sewage contamination in Leh town of Union territory of Ladakh

Authors Dolma K, Rishi, MS, Lata R

Applied water sciences, 2020

Major Ion Chemistry and Water Quality Index for Surface Water Quality Characterization in parts of Kinnaur District, Himachal Pradesh, India

Authors Lata R, Rishi MS, Dolma K, Herojeet R, Kaur L

Environment and Ecology, 2020

Assessment of Status and Practices of Solid Waste Management in Chamba Town, Himachal Pradesh, India

Authors Bajala V, Lata R, Singh RK, Kanwal KS, Shashni S, Kumar K, Thakur S

Environment and Ecology, 2020

Strategic environmental assessment of hydropower projects

Authors Kuniyal JC, Lata R, Kumar A, Chand B, Kanwar N, Chaudhary S, Kumar K, Dhyani PP

Current Science, 2017

Activities

Training

Two days training programme on Beekeeping ( 6th Apr 2021 -7th Apr 2021)


Programme under the NABARD funded project titled ‘Conservation and Management of Traditional Beekeeping (Apis cerana) Practices Through Development of Honeybee Based Sustainable Livelihood Chain in Kullu Valley, HP State’ was organized’. 30 potential beekeepers from Tung Panchayat of Tirthan Valley were selected for the training on beekeeping which includes basics of beekeeping, do’s and don’ts, swarming, livelihood aspects, pollination etc. On concluding the training, one beebox with bee colony and other miner bee hive equipment’s such as bee veils, gloves, brush, etc has been distributed among the beekeepers for further development and multiplication of the colony for their livelihood.

1st Youth Forum

1st Youth Forum on "Himalayan Environment, Climate Change Adaption and Sustainable Development of the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR)” ( 18th Mar 2021)


Over 100 participants representing Scientists, Research Scholar and Students from the different Scientific Institutes and Professors from different universities of the Himachal Pradesh participated in this workshop. Main discussion points of the webinar: Impact of Climate Change on the Cryosphere in Himachal Himalaya; Wetland Degradation: Its Driving Forces and Environmental Impacts in The Indo-Burma Hotspot; Forest for Climate Change Mitigation: Global Commitments and National Initiatives; Atmospheric Emissions, Climate Change and Adaptation Practices; Energy Farming: A Future of Secure Himalayas; Water Use and Utilization in Leh Town from an Agricultural Society to a Tourism Based Society; Way Forward for Constitution of Youth Forum in HP State.

Seminar

One Day National Seminar on Creation of Seabuckthorn Value Chain in Trans Himalaya ( 5th Mar 2021)


One Day National Seminar/Webinar was organized on “Creation of Seabuckthorn Value Chain in Trans Himalaya” by GBP ‘NIHE’, HRC, Mohal, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. The Seminar was sponsored by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Shimla and National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS), Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India. A total of 57 stakeholders (mainly farmers) participated from the Leh, Lahaul and Spiti Valley of Ladakh UT and Himachal Pradesh. Speakers were of diverse background who were directly or indirectly involved in the Seabcukthorn value chain or can contribute towards the value chain creation.

Training

3 days Training programme on Cultivation, post-harvest management and marketing of high value medicinal plants for livelihood development ( 28th Feb 2021 -2nd Mar 2021)


A total 15 progressive farmers/medicinal plants cultivators participated in the training program. Scientists of institute, medicinal plants boards, experts of Dabur India Pvt. Ltd. and Krishi Vigayn Kendra Scientists delivered the lectures and trained the participants during the training program. Exposure visits of participants were also organized at herbal nurseries, medicinal plants farmers and herbal company of the Kullu & Manali areas.

Workshop

State Level Workshop on Network Development & Synergy Building for Establishment of Himalayan Knowledge Network (HKN) in the Himachal Pradesh State ( 25th Sep 2020)


State Level Workshop on “Network Development & Synergy Building for Establishment of Himalayan Knowledge Network (HKN) in the Himachal Pradesh State” through virtual mode was organised under the project “Himalayan Calling: Bridging Science, Policy and Practices to Foster Sustainable Development in the Indian Himalayan Region”. The Scientists from the different Scientific Institutes and Professors from different universities of the Himachal Pradesh participated in this workshop. The man objective of the workshop was the Identification and Prioritization of two thematic areas of the Himachal Pradesh state and role of departments/Institutions for preparation of thematic reports” by Representatives of each Department/Institution.

Training

Four days Training Programme on Promotion of Community Based Eco-Tourism among Women in Kullu valley ( 27th Jan 2020 -30th Jan 2020)


All the women participants of the training programme were familiarized about the objectives and outputs/outcomes of this programme. During the four days programme, 12 lectures were delivered by the subject experts like Mr Ankit Sood, Ecotourism Planner of HP, Shri Gyan Chand Chambyal, Cultural expert, HP and Mr Adita, Sunshine Adventures, etc. on different aspects of community-based ecotourism including field visits to witness some of the successful ecotourism model in the region.

Contact Us

Er. Rakesh Kumar Singh Centre Head Himachal Regional Centre G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
Mohal, Kullu - 175126, Himachal Pradesh, India.

(01902) 225329
Fax: (01902) 222720

hpunit@gbpihed.nic.in    rksingh@gbpihed.nic.in
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