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Dr. Mahesh Sharma

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The pilot GSDP course was formulated for skilling Biodiversity Conservationists (Basic Course: 3 months- completed) and Para-taxonomists (Advanced Course: 3 months- ongoing) and is running on pilot basis in ten select districts (covering nine bio-geographic regions). The training module of the courses have been carefully crafted and designed by experts from Botanical Survey of India (BSI), Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) and Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT) to suit the needs of stakeholders. BSI and ZSI are the nodal centres for this skill programme.

94 students underwent training in BSI/ZSI centres. Of these, 74 students are interested in continuing to the advanced course.

Success stories:

  • Dehra Dun centre - Sri Suraj Kumar is selected in the D/o Genomics, FRI, Dehradun as Project Assistant under funded project, “Genetic improvement for productivity and insecticidal properties of Polygonatum verticillatum L.” Funded by NMPB for 3 years with a salary of Rs. 9000 + HRA. Selected out of the 5 applicants mainly due to certificate of GSDP training course.


  • Sri Chandar Parkash from Patara Village, Teh., Dunda Dist., Uttarakashi held meetings with his villagers, apprised them about Conservation of Biodiversity, alien invasive plant species and their threat to the plant diversity, and motivated his fellow villagers to work towards eradication of Parthenium from his village.


  • He has undertaken cultivation mushroom in his village. He also invited 15 people from his village and explained how one can generate income through mushroom cultivation.


  • He also conducted nature trail in the Sr. Secondary School of his village in which more than 100 students and teachers participated. The Principal of the School appreciated and gave honorarium of Rs. 1000/- from school fund.


Date of News:  01-Nov-2017