List of Projects Sanctioned during 1998-99

Man and Biosphere Research Scheme

Sl.No.  Title of the Project                                    Name of Organisation
1.      Impact of human activities on plant biodiveristy        Dr R K Sinha
        in tribal Bihar                                         Centre for Regional Studies
                                                                Bhagalpur University

2.      Conservation of invertebrates through captive           Dr George Mathews
        breeding - a study with reference to butterflies        Kerala Forest Research Institute
                                                                Peechi, Trichur - 680 653

3.      Analysis of biodiversity and population behaviour       Dr H N Pandey
        of key stone species in sacred groves of Meghalaya      Department of Botany
                                                                School of Life Sciences
                                                                North Eastern Hill University
                                                                Shillong - 793 022, Meghalaya

4.      Conservation of threatened plant genetic resources      Dr M B Viswanathan
        of Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve in India         Sri Paramkalyani Centre for
                                                                Environmental Sciences,
                                                                Mamonmaniam Sundaranar University
                                                                Alwarkuridi, Tamil Nadu

5.      Human settlements, human activities and health          Dr M K Bhasin
        status among tribal and caste groups of Northern        Department of Anthropology
        India with special reference to Rajasthan               University of Delhi
                                                                Delhi - 110 007

6.      Ecological analysis of plant diversity in central       Prof J S Singh
        highlands                                               Department of Botany
                                                                Banaras Hindu University
                                                                Varanasi - 221 005, UP

7.      In-vitro impact assessment studies on marine            Dr A Yogamoorthi
        primary productivity in relation to artificial          Centre for Future Studies
        UV B-radiation                                          Pondicherry University
                                                                Pondicherry - 605 014

8.      Impact of Indira Gandhi Canal irrigation on the         Dr R N Bhargava
        status of mammals in Western Rajasthan                  School of Desert Sciences
                                                                109, Nehru Park, Jodhpur

9.      Wood use by tobacco industry in India                   Prof R Narayanan
                                                                Jawaharlal Nehru University
                                                                New Delhi - 110 067

10.     Research study on animals and environment               Prof N S Ramaswamy
                                                                No.870, 17-E, Main Koramangala
                                                                VI-Block, Bangalore - 95

Environment Research Programme

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sl.No. Title of the Project Name of Organisation ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. An appraisal of the metal contents of the flora Dr S Bhattacharjee and vegetables of east Singhbhumi - An environmental Scientist, EI, Analytical Chemical Division study National Metallurgical Lab Jamshedpur - 831 007 2. Bio-remediation of textile dye industry waste water Prof P Ghosh Birla Institute of Scientific Research Statue Circle, Jaipur - 302001 3. Removal of heavy metals from water and waste water Dr Mohammad Ajmal by natural sorbants Department of Applied Chemistry Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh 4. Development of new polymeric materials from Dr Ghanashyam Chauhan renewable resources for management of mining and Department of Chemistry soil systems Himachal Pradesh University Shimla 5. Eco-friendly utilisation of non-biodegradable Dr M Aslam polymeric wastes in modification of bitumen for Central Building Research Institute waterproofing systems Roorkee - 247 667, UP 6. Development of mixed culture based BOD biosensor Dr (Mrs) Rita Kumar for instant and reproducible monitoring of BOD Centre for Biochemical Technology (CSIR) load in waste water Mall Road, Delhi - 110 007 7. Beneficial effect of antioxident vitamins (vitamins Dr C Pannersalvam C & E) on toxicity and carcinogenicity of arsenic Dr ALMPG Institute in drinking water Medical Sciences University of Madras Taramine - 600 113 8. Development of a simple and cost-effective Dr B S Khangarot experimental proposal under Indian conditions for ITRC the ecological risk assessment of pollutants to Lucknow aquatic ecosystem using multi species standart aquatic (SAM) 9. Assessment of water quality & Biodiveristy of Dr P Gopalakrishnan Tambiraparani Riverine Systems (Southern India) Assistant Prof & Head in relation to pollution Department of Fish Technology & Fish Engineering, Fisheries College of Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Veterinary Animal Sciences University Tuticorin - 628 008 10. Studies on role of nematicides & resistant cultivars Dr H C Meher as environmental pollutants in nematodes management Division of Netrobology IARI New Delhi - 110 012 11. Plants and microbes as indicators of metals in Dr S P Singh/ Dr BK Roy selected mine areas Department of Botany Banaras Hindu University Varanasi - 221 005 12. Monitoring, toxicity and occupational health Dr Qaem Raham risk studies ITRC Lucknow ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

National Natural Resources Management System (NNRMS)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sl.No. Title of the Project Name of Organisation ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Delineation of shifting cultivation areas and Dr A Saikia forest cover mapping in the eastern region of Lecturer Arunachal Pradesh Department of Geography Arunachal University Doimukh, Itanagar - 791 112 2. Grassland mapping in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh Dr R R Navalgund and Tamil Nadu in different bio-climatic regions Group Director, RSAG using remote sensing and GIS techniques Space Application Centre SAC P.O., Ahmedabad - 380 053 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------