Biodiversity strategy and action plan development for Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal

July 1, 1999 to January 18, 2002
| Completed Project

@ Assist the forest department in preparing a biodiversity strategy and action plan @ Identify ecosystems and habitats important for conservation outside the PA (protected area) network of the state @ Assess the adequacy of conservation and management plans and practices in PAs and non-PAs

Chemical evaluation of neem germplasm for cataloguing and value addition

June 14, 1999 to September 30, 2002
| Completed Project

@ Evaluate the total oil content of the seeds obtained from zonal selections @ Study the fatty acid composition of the seeds obtained from different centres @ Evaluate the diversity of the azadirachtin content in different selections @ Provide information on neem resources, utilization, user industries, etc. for incorporation in the National Database on Neem

Pilot project on Natural Resource Accounting in Goa - Phase I

February 10, 1999 to September 4, 2001
| Completed Project

@ Develop physical and monetary accounts for natural resources in Goa and adjust the state domestic product to reflect depletion of natural resource and changes in environmental quality

Cost of unserved energy in India

July 15, 1998 to April 10, 2001
| Completed Project

@ Estimate the cost of unserved power in the agricultural and industrial sectors for the two Indian states, Haryana and Karnataka @ Assess costs incurred during specific outages or reductions in service quality @ Assess the cost of back-up power or other mitigating measures @ Assess the willingness to pay for reliable and uninterrupted power supply

Environmental/social performance indicators (ESPIs) and sustainability markers in minerals development: reporting progress towards improved health and human well-being

February 23, 1998 to June 30, 1999
| Completed Project

The objective of this project, was to describe, develop, and test new and improved tools and methods for research on ecosystem approaches to human health and wellbeing. It was a collaborative project with the University of Bath, UK, and the University of Antioch, Colombia. In the Phase I, a conceptual framework of performance indicators and sustainability markers was developed.

Conducting micro-survey of wind resources around selected wind monitoring stations

December 18, 1997 to January 31, 2001
| Completed Project

@ Estimate the mean annual wind speed and the wind power density by extrapolating the wind monitoring station data using the Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Programme model @ Prepare a master plan identifying the areas having wind potential using extrapolated data and taking into consideration land, grid availability, and accessibility

Purification of sugarcane juice by membrane separation technique

November 25, 1997 to July 31, 1999
| Completed Project

@ Develop a membrane separation process for the purification of sugar cane juice @ Design, erect, and commission a 10 000-litre/hour membrane filtration plant

Climate change enabling project for the DPR of Korea

October 18, 1997 to March 31, 2000
| Completed Project

@ Strengthen national capacity in undertaking @ an assessment of the potential impacts of climate change in the DPRK @ an analysis of potential measures and development of a national action plan to adapt to climate change

Bioprospecting of the phytochemical diversity in the plants of family Myrtaceae for pesticidal activity

October 9, 1997 to October 20, 2002
| Completed Project

@ Prepare and fractionate the plant extractives obtained from different plant parts of the diverse germplasm @ Bioassay the crude and fractionated extractives to identify the plant species having maximum pesticidal activity @ Identify the active principle @ Standardize analytical methods for estimation of the active principle

Environment improvement and sustainable development of the Agra-Mathura-Firozabad trapezium of Uttar Pradesh

August 1, 1997 to March 22, 2000
| Completed Project

@ Provide a comprehensive assessment of the prevailing situation in the Taj trapezium, an area of 10 400 square kilometres around Agra @ Recommend appropriate projects for improvements in the state of the environment and the quality of life within the Taj trapezium