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HP Specific Research & Development Project 2022-23

Department of Environment, Science & Technology (DEST) hereby invite proposals under “HP Specific Research & Development Project 2022-23” (up to Rs.10 Lakh for a total period of 2 years) to strengthen research and development in various fields of Environment, Climate Change and Biotechnology in the State of Himachal Pradesh. Proposals are invited from Scientists and Technical experts, Engineers working in the academic sector, National labs and other recognised R&D institutions in H.P. on following sub-thematic areas under two major thematic areas:

Thematic Area I: Environment, Climate Change & Natural Resource Management


  • Impact of Hydro-Power Projects on Environment in H.P. specifying minimum ecological flow of river streams.
  • Solid Waste Management with special emphasis on disposal of polythene/ non-biodegradable waste management in H.P.
  • Impact of Environmental Pollution viz; Water, Air, Soil on Human Health and remedial measures.
  • Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture, Horticulture, Water sector in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Climate Change and Health Impacts with special emphasis on adaptive measures in H.P.
  • Problems of Environmental Pollution in industrial areas of H.P.- Remedial measures.
  • Strengthening of Institutional laboratories of academic institutions through calibration of equipments for accuracy in research.
  • Health & Environment.

Thematic Area II: Biotechnology


  • Livelihood promotion through biotechnology based enterprise in Rural Areas.
  • Development of crop varieties for disease resistance in Himachal Pradesh using biotechnology.

Details of format for submission of proposal, guidelines and terms & conditions are available under the notification of “H.P. Specific Research & Development Project” notified by State Government on dated: 20.05.2022. Notification is available on the website:

Last date of receipt of proposals: One month from the publication of advertisement for R&D Project Proposals in the newspaper.


Principal Investigators & Co-Principal Investigators who have been sanctioned projects in 2020-21 & 2021-22 would not be eligible to apply again.

Only one best project proposal is to be submitted by (PI & Co-PI) in any of the thematic areas.

Multiple proposals from same PI & Co-PI will not be entertained.


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Last modified date : 28-12-2022
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