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Detail of GEF Project #1156

GEF Project ID1156
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameMainstreaming Conservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plant Diversity in Three Indian States
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaBiodiversity
Operational Program3
Pipeline Entry Date2000-04-11
PDF-B Approval Date2000-05-04
Approval Date2005-09-13
CEO Endorsement Date2008-01-10
GEF Agency Approval Date2008-03-18
Project StatusUnder Implementation
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment & Forests, Government of India
DescriptionThis project seeks to achieve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of India’s medicinal plant diversity, particularly of its globally significant species. The project will do this by mainstreaming conservation and sustainable use objectives into forest management policy and practice at the national, state and local level in three Indian states: Arunachal Pradesh in North-East India, Chattisgarh in Central India and Uttaranchal in North-west India. The project will be working with a total of at least 400 species of medicinal plants including at least 80 globally significant medicinal plants, including several critically endangered species.
Implementation StatusComments from UNDP were incorporated and the draft project document was sent to the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Pursuant to efforts to garner public-private partnerships, meetings and tele-conferences were held with the “top brass” of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Details were provided to promote greater understanding of the project and also invite participation by the industries in the development of the medicinal plants sector. Three regional agencies were contacted viz; ATREE, Bangalore (North East branch), PEACE Institute New Delhi and IIFM, Bhopal, to act as the nodal agencies for the implementation of the project components. “In principle” commitments have been obtained and UNDP is facilitating the finalization of the implementation structure in consultation with the Government. The proposal to extend the period of planning phase of the GEF PDF B up to November 2004 was sent to UNDP.
PDF B Amount
345,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,935,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,280,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
6,479,121 USD
Project Cost
11,759,121 USD
GEF Agency Fees
475,200 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,935,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
6,479,121 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
11,759,121 USD
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