Introduction on the scheme for Research and Development (R&D) Scheme for Conservation and Development of RE Division

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Introduction on the scheme for Research and Development (R&D) Scheme for Conservation and Development of RE Division

The Research and Development (R&D) Scheme for Conservation and Development of RE Division supports and funds research projects for building database, generate information and knowledge for finding practical solutions to problems of environmental, protection and management and for developing policies, strategies, action plans for better management and conservation of natural resources. The R&D Scheme is open to all institutions including NGOs in India with expertise in identified thematic areas to undertake projects on specific areas related to environmental conservation protection and conservation of natural resources in the country. Institutions availing such funding under the Scheme are provided a Grant for the Project duration. The major thematic areas for funding are:

  • Bio-diversity conservation (including Alien and invasive species, Human-wildlife Interface),
  • Ecosystems Conservation & Management (Mountain, Forest, Coastal, Wetlands, Pastoral, etc) and Evaluation of Ecosystem Services,
  • Socio-economic issues of environment and sustainable development
  • Conservation and Management of Landscapes and Ecologically sensitive areas including issues of sustainable livelihoods,
  • Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, Natural Resource Management using remote sensing data,
  • Climate Change: Vulnerability & Risk Assessment, Process, Mitigation and Adaptation,
  • Pollution Prevention – Clean Technologies and Processes, Cleaner production Management of wastes, Environmental health,
  • Use of Remote sensing and geo-spatial technology for inventorisation, assessment and monitoring of country’s natural resources such as land, water, forests, wetlands, glaciers, etc, for environmental conservation and protection

Scope of Work :

 

  • The Scheme supports and funds financial support to R&D projects in important Thematic areas of the environmental conservation, protection and management.
  • Applications for R&D projects under R&D Scheme for conservation & Development are invited online on the web portal of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India  https://repmismoef.nic.in.
  • The appraisal and approval of research projects is a two-tier process – In the first step, the Technical and Financial Appraisal Committee(TFAC), reviews the technical and financial aspects of the proposal and provides its recommendations, in the second step, the proposals recommended by the TFAC are placed before the Steering Committee for approval. The Steering Committee, is the highest body that approves the research projects recommended by the TFAC which further fine tunes the scientific and other required aspects of the researchfindings.

 

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