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Shri Narendra Modi

Hon’ble Prime Minister

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Hon’ble Minister, MoEFCC

Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Hon’ble MOS, MoEFCC

Ms. Leena Nandan, IAS

Secretary, MoEFCC

Director's Message

Learning is eternal. But what we learn at what point in time is most important to us. In the changing scenario both in India and the world, bringing the positive transformation in what we learn is also critical. The traditional models of development thinking have changed owing...... Read More

Prof. Sunil Nautiyal


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

23 Feb 2024
26 Jan 2024

Celebration of 75th Republic Day at the Head Quarters and Regional Centres of the Institute

Prof. Sunil Nautiyal, Director of the Institute hoisted flag at the Head Quarters

19 Jan 2024

Sikkim Regional Centre of the Institute organized a ‘Scoping Workshop to Synergies efforts for Co-creation and Networking Knowledge’.

Workshop was conducted under chairmanship of Prof. Sunil Nautiyal (Director of the Institute) and Prof. Asish Sharma ( Vice-Chancellor, Khangchendzonga State University-Sikkim) was the Chief Guest for the workshop.

13 Dec 2023

Institute signed MoU with National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) for collaborative research and development activities.

Dr G Narendra Kumar, IAS (Director General, NIRDPR) and Prof. Sunil Nautiyal (Director of the Institute) signed the MoU.

18 Oct 2023
9 Oct 2023 -13 Oct 2023
14 Sep 2023 -28 Sep 2023

संस्थान द्वारा विगत वर्षो की भांति इस वर्ष भी 14-28 सितम्बर 2023 को हिंदी पखवाड़े का आयोजन किया गया। जिसके दौरान राजभाषा हिंदी केअधिक से अधिक प्रयोग हेतु संस्थान द्वारा विभिन्न प्रतियोगिताओं का आयोजन कराया गया

कार्यक्रम के उपरांत संस्थान की राजभाषा समिति के अध्यक्ष एवं संस्थान के निदेशक प्रो. सुनील नौटियाल तथा राजभाषा समिति के उपाध्यक्ष इं. महेंद्र सिंह लोधी एवं समिति के अन्य पदाधिकारियों द्वारा अपने विचार रखे गए एवं विभिन्न प्रतियोगिताओं के विजेताओं को सम्मानित किया गया

10 Sep 2023

Head Quarter of the Institute and its Regional Centres celebrated 35th Annual Day of G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment

Annual Day was celebrated under the chairmanship of Shri Ajay Tamta, Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha.

20 Jul 2023

Rupesh Dhyani, a research scholar from the institute, has been offered a prestigious dual Ph.D. and postdoc position at the University of Giessen, Germany.

On this occasion, Director of the institute interacted with Rupesh Dhyani and other research scholars of the institute.

17 Jul 2023

On the occasion of Harela Festival, institute organized a plantation drive followed by the pledge for conservation of trees.

Institute organized the Harela festival in collaboration with State Bank of India, Branch-Kosi, Almora

27 Jun 2023 -28 Jun 2023
6 Jun 2023

As a part of Special Lecture Series, Prof. D.R. Purohit delivered a lecture on 'Re-greening the Himalaya via the trails of cultural ecosystem'

Lecture was held under the chairpersonship of Shri Vineet Tomar, IAS, District Magistrate, Almora

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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.)


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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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Cultures and indigenous conservation practices of Lepcha community in Khangchendzonga Landscape, India


A Call to Action: The Role of Mann ki Baat for Mobilizing Communities to Address Plastic Waste in the Himalaya


Monograph - Orchids of Prakriti Kunj (Him Nature Learning Centre-Sikkim)


SANGJU-Sacred Attempt for Natural Growth and Joyful Union Volume 8 (I & II)-2021


Envis Himalayan Ecology - Lifestyle for Environment ( Vol. 19 (2) )


Envis Himalayan Ecology - Birds: An integral part of our life and nature ( Vol. 19 (1) )


Him Prabha Volume -11, 2020


Sangju Vol. 7(II) 2020


Researcher's Blogs

Share, Learn, Succeed

An initiative with the objective to promote sharing of knowledge, challenges, insights of Research Fields through Researchers's Blogs

Journey through the Heart of the Himalaya: Unveiling Stories of Resilience, Climate Change...."

My journey to Joshimath and the Niti Valley began in September 2022 when I had the opportunity to conduct a reconnaissance survey of the area as part ......

Navigating the Future: My Journey at the TED Countdown Summit 2023

Reflecting on an incredible experience at the TED Countdown Summit in Detroit! From July 11th to 14th, 2023, I had the honour of joining a global community of ......

Unveiling Nubra Valley's Traditional Wisdom: A Journey of Discovery

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the mighty Himalayas, the Nubra Valley is a hidden gem of Ladakh. With its surreal beauty,......

Reviving Barshu: Vijay Semwal’s Tale of Victory in the Indian Himalayas

As a field researcher in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR), my passion has always been to explore the diverse landscapes and communities living in these challenging ......

A Field Survey to Cold Desert of Himachal Pradesh

Nature has an unparalleled ability to captivate us with its beauty, and few places exemplify this better. Nestled in the heart of the mighty Himalayas, this remote valley in the Indian state of ....

Field Visit to Joshimath: A Magical Experience

As a researcher, I always dreamed of going on a field visit. Last Year, I got an unexpected opportunity to visit Joshimath with a team from Bath Spa University and our institute. In this blog post, I will ...

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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