Mainstreaming Conservation and Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plant Diversity in Three Indian States

Project Summary

This 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
345,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,935,000 USD
Co-financing Total
6,479,121 USD
GEF Agency Fees
475,200 USD
Total Cost 11,759,121.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
17 Jun 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
04 May 2000
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
10 Jan 2008
Project closed
17 Mar 2013