|Geographical scale of the assessment||Sub-national|
|Country or countries covered||India|
|Any other necessary information or explanation for identifying the location of the assessment, including site or region name||
Geographical scale of the assessment
Country or countries covered
Any other necessary information or explanation for identifying the location of the assessment, including site or region name
Conceptual framework, methodology and scope
Provide inputs to district, state or national planning of the Environment Ministry, Rural Development Ministry, both Govt. of India, State Government- Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, District collectors- Kanker, Amaravati resp.
Mandate for the assessment
Provide inputs to district, state or national planning of the Environment Ministry, Rural Development Ministry, both Govt. of India, State Government- Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Orissa, District collectors- Kanker, Amaravati, Gunjam resp.
Conceptual framework and/or methodology used for the assessment
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA)
URL or copy of conceptual framework developed or adapted
expert views, user feedback, scenario workshop, policy dialogues
- Forest and woodland
- Cultivated/Agricultural land
Species groups assessed
Plants, birds, mammals, fish
Ecosystem services/functions assessed
- Genetic resources
- Medicinal resources
- Climate regulation
- Regulation of water flows
- Maintainence of soil fertility
- Biological control
- Maintainence of genetic diversity
- Recreation and tourism
Scope of assessment includes
Drivers of change in systems and services
Impacts of change in services on human well-being
Options for responding/interventions to the trends observed
Explicit consideration of the role of biodiversity in the systems and services covered by the assessment
Timing of the assessment
Year assessment started
Year assessment finished
If ongoing, year assessment is anticipated to finish
Periodicity of assessment
If repeated, how frequently
Indian Urban Resource Millennium Assessment by Naturalists (2005) 30 page Summary.
Communication materials (e.g. brochure, presentations, posters, audio-visual media)
Tools and processes
Tools and approaches used in the assessment
- Trade-off analysis
- Economic valuation
- Social (non-monetary) valuation
- Stakeholder consultations
- Response options
Process used for stakeholder engagement in the assessment process and which component
Group discussions, user workshops
Key stakeholder groups engaged
Farmers, artisans, fisherpeople, women, industry, government officials, advisors.
The number of people directly involved in the assessment process
Incorporation of scientific and other types of knowledge
Supporting documentation for specific approaches, methodology or criteria developed and/or used to integrate knowledge systems into the assessment
Assessment reports peer reviewed
Accessibility of data used in assessment
provided now on inquiry, will be provided on website by Dec. 2012
Impacts the assessment has had on policy and/or decision making, as evidenced through policy references and actions
Environment Ministry, Rural Development Ministry, both Govt. of India, incorporated it in 12th 5 year plan (2012-17).
Independent or other review on policy impact of the assessment
Lessons learnt for future assessments from these reviews
Mere theoretical assessments give no interest in users who want real life methods, tools, outcomes for better life/ natural resource management.
Capacity building needs identified during the assessment
Sustainable agriculture, basic health management, fuel economics & footprint need to be trained at grassroots.
Actions taken by the assessment to build capacity
Network and sharing experiences, Access to funding, Workshops
How have gaps in capacity been communicated to the different stakeholders
Though direct interface. This question is redundant, rather we should ask how these are overcome. Users want practical, useful answers.
Gaps in knowledge identified from the assessment
Primary, quantitative data on some variables for time series analysis.
How gaps in knowledge have been communicated to the different stakeholders
It is common knowledge. This question is redudant, rather we should ask how these are overcome. Users want practical, useful answers.
Additional relevant information
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) accepted research on herbal traditional medicine for malaria cure, also accepted by World Ayurveda Congress, Bhopal, November 2012.