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Community Reach

Institute conducts various Training, Workshop, Demonstration and Events regularly for helping the community and Stake holders


Facilities are available for Researchers/Scientist/Scholars to carry out their Research and Development Work.

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Recent Pubications

Organization of Three Months Technician Development Programme for Entry Level Jobs in Technical Cadre Under Skill Vigyan Program

Program was funded by DBT, Govt. of India & UCOST, Dehradun

10th Jan 2022 -31st Mar 2022

ENVIS Centre of Institute organized a two week long training course for 30 trainees from 9 districts of Uttarakhand on Bird Identification under the Green Skill Development Programme

Certificates were distributed to the trainees at the end of the programme by Dr. Yashodhar Mathpal (Padma Shri)

7th Mar 2022 -17th Mar 2022

Celebration of 73rd Republic Day 2021 at Head Quarters

GBPNIHE celebrated "73rd Republic Day" at the Head Quarter.

26th Jan 2022

National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) organized its 5th Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Workshop-2022

The workshop was inaugurated by Mrs. Uma Devi, Additional Secretary, MoEF&CC

18th Jan 2022 -19th Jan 2022

On the occasion of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, the Northeast Regional Centre (NERC) of the Institute organized an exhibition of its research outcomes and success stories in the form of knowledge products such as books, research papers, posters, brochures etc.

In addition, NERC also showcased some products related to alternate livelihood development, which the institute has been promoting in its project sites through training and demonstrations regularly.

24th Dec 2021

On the occasion of International Mountain Day 2021, Institute organized a brainstorming session on "Sustainable Mountain Tourism"

The session was inaugurated by Mrs. Uma Devi, Additional Secretary, MoEF&CC

11th Dec 2021

Sikkim Regional Centre of the Institute organized Workshop cum Nature Camp on theme “Nurturing the Eco-club: Promoting Nature Conservation for Spring Rejuvenation and Climate Adaptation’’

Program was organized with active participation of students from Government Junior High School, Pangthang

2nd Nov 2021 -3rd Nov 2021

संस्थान द्वारा विगत वर्षो की भांति इस वर्ष भी 14-28 सितम्बर 2021 को हिंदी पखवाड़े का आयोजन किया गया। जिसके दौरान राजभाषा हिंदी केअधिक से अधिक प्रयोग हेतु संस्थान द्वारा कई प्रतियोगिताओं का आयोजन कराया गया।

कार्यक्रम के उपरांत संस्थान के उच्च पदाधिकारियों द्वारा अपने विचार रखे गए एवं विभिन प्रतियोगिताओं के विजेताओं को सम्मानित किया गया |

28th Sep 2021

Institute's 28th Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) -2021 meeting held through Video Conference

Meeting was chaired by the Dr. Eklabya Sharma. A technical manual on ग्राम संसाधन मानचित्रण , आकलन एवं नियोजन was also launched during the meeting.

24th Aug 2021

As part of Amrut Bharat Mahaotsava, Sikkim Regional Centre of the Institute organized a workshop on "Characterization and Preservation of Orchids - Sikkim Perspective" under its Nature Learning Centre Programme.

A plantation drive of indigenous Orchid species supported by the Botanical Survey of India was carried out along the Orchid trail being developed by the Institute under its Nature Learning Centre project supported by NMHS, MoEF&CC, Govt. of India.

3rd Aug 2021

Plantation activity organized by the institute on the occasion of Harela Festival

Harela, the festival commemorating the new harvest in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand

16th Jul 2021

Celebration of World Environment Day 2021 and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav through the organization of Eco-Restoration photography competition on the theme ‘Ecosystem Restoration in Indian Himalaya’

Eminent photographers, Mr.Threesh Kapoor, Mr.Anup Shah, and Mr.AnilRisal Singh were the speakers of the webinar as well as judges of the photography competition

5th Jun 2021

On World Environment Day, Sikkim Regional Centre of the Institute organized a workshop on "Prioritizing Actions for Ecosystem Restoration of High Altitude Wetlands in Sikkim Himalaya".

Keynote lecture was delivered by Prof. J K Garg, Governing Body Member, Wetland International-South Asia, New Delhi.

5th Jun 2021

Webinar on Himalayan Biodiversity and Future Solutions as a celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity 2021

Webinar started with a tribute to Dr. R.S. Rawal, Ex-Director of the Institute

22nd May 2021

Nature camp organized by Sikkim Regional Centre of the Institute in collaboration with the Forest and Environment Department, Government of Sikkim

Objectives of the event (i)Sensitize young brains towards nature conservation and management through demonstration of live models (ii) Build capacity of youth on the diverse subject discipline of nature and ecosystems though onsite examples of sustainable natural resource management (iii) Initiate Youth Forum and its activities for nature conservation education.

25th Feb 2021 -27th Feb 2021

Shri. Satpal Maharaj, Hon’ble Tourism Minister ( Govt. of Uttarakhand ) visited Institute's PIRUL products stall at Katarmal village, Distt. Almora

Hon’ble Minister congratulated the Institute for this novel work and instructed the department officials to get file covers and promote biobriquettes for tourists prepared from Rural Technology Complex of the Institute for Govt. of Uttarakhand (Details of RTC : )

5th Feb 2021

Site Visit by Researchers

Assessment of plant diversity of alpine region(Byans Valley, Pithoragarh) by Research Scholars of GBPNIHE (Ht. 3700 m.)

Sampling at Rumtse, Ladakh by Research Scholars of GBPNIHE (Ht. 5200 m.)

Permafrost sampling at Warila top, Ladakh by Research Scholars of GBPNIHE (Ht. 5322 m.)

Rudraprayag Highway, Chamoli Geological field work by Research Scholars of GBPNIHE (Ht. 2800 m.)

Our Publications

Institute publishes its Annual Reports every year.Through this report institute disseminate information regarding its research work, projects, expenditure and much more.

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Annual Reports 2019-20


Annual Reports 2018-19


Annual Reports 2017-18


Several books has been published by the institute since its foundation covering major aspects of IHR - Spring Ecosystem, Biodiversity, Medicinal Plants, Climate Change, Village Model and much more

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Use of Pine Needles for making Environment Friendly products and Avoidance of Forest Fire


Disasters and Ladakh - Action Points for Management and Mitigation


Sustainability of Tourism in Ladakh - Review, Recommendations & Action Agenda


Him Prabha Volume -11, 2020


Sangju Vol. 7(II) 2020


Envis Himalayan Ecology – Biodiversity conservation research in IHR: A futuristic view for solutions


Envis Himalayan Ecology – World Water Day 2021


Identifying Priority Thematic Areas-Arunachal Pradesh


Institute's Timeline

  • Almora



  • Garhwal Regional Centre


  • Sikkim Regional Centre


  • North-East Regional Centre


  • Himachal Regional Centre


  • Montain Division


  • Ladakh Regional Centre


Head Quarters

GBPNIHE was established in 1988, the birth centenary year of Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant as an autonomous Institute of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt. of India. The R&D activities of the Institute are multi-disciplinary in nature and revolve around 4 thematic centre namely Centre for Land & Water Resource Management, Centre for Biodiversity Consveration and Management, Centre for Socio Economic Development & Centre for Environmental Assessment & Climate Change and executed in a decentralized manner through its HQs(Kosi-Katarmal, Almora, Uttarakhand), and five regional centre, viz., Northeast RC (Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh), Sikkim RC (Pangthang, Sikkim), Garhwal RC (Srinagar Garhwal), Himachal RC (Mohal-Kullu, H.P.), Ladakh RC (Ladakh-Leh,UT) spread across the IHR, and a Mountain Division that functions from MoEF&CC, New Delhi

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Garhwal Regional Centre

Established in 1988 along with the foundation of the Institute at Srinar-Garhwal (Uttarakhand) . Garhwal Regional Centre have several priorities such as Integrated NRM strategies for sustainable tourism, Land based models using multipurpose species and community participation, Technology demonstration and training

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North-East Regional Centre

North-East Centre established was set up in the year 1989 and started functioning from Chuchuyimlang, Mokokchung in Nagaland. In 1997, the Unit was shifted to Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh and since then, the Unit has been meaningfully contributing to the cause of conservation and development of the entire NE region, which is known for its rich diversity, be it biological, socio-cultural, linguistic or ethnic. Some of the important research activities are based on People-centered land use models for shifting cultivation areas, , Indigenous knowledge systems and natural resource management options for tribal communities, Biodiversity conservation through community conserved areas, Appropriate low-cost technologies for improved livelihood

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Himachal Regional Centre

Established on 1992 at Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh state. Some of key activities of the centre are Biodiversity studies in protected areas and ex situ maintenance of medicinal plants, Carrying capacity assessment and ambient air quality monitoring, Environment impact assessment/ strategic environmental assessment of hydropower and solid waste management, Climate change vulnerability assessment

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Sikkim Regional Centre

Established in 1988 at Gangtok, Sikkim. Following are the major domain in which Sikkim Regional Centre works - Biodiversity conservation studies in Khangchendzonga Landscape and other sensitive areas with a focus on human dimension Geo-environmental assessment of land hazards and mitigation strategies, Human dimension studies in conservation areas, Biotechnological applications for conservation of Rhododendron species

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Mountain Division

Moutain Division was founded on 2012 at MoEFCC, New Delhi with major objectives such as Sustainable and integrated development of mountain ecosystems, Highlighting mountain issues and bringing mountain regions in the main stream of development, Fostering upstream and downstream linkages between regions through mutual dependence based policy and planning, Recognition and awareness regarding dependence of nonmountain ecosystems on mountains, Development of a framework of incentives for providers of ecosystem services

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Ladakh Regional Centre

Ladakh Regional Centre in among the newest regional centre of the Institute in the Indian Himalayan Region.The centre was established on December 2019 to ensure NIHE’s research and development outreach in Trans-Himalayan Landscape ofnewly created Union Territory of Ladakh.

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