Bhaskar Sinha

Bhaskar Sinha
Indian Institute of Forest Management | IIFM · Centre for Climate Change Studies

Ph. D.

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Introduction
Prof. Bhaskar Sinha is a faculty in the ecosystem and environment management and the chairperson of the centre for climate change studies at the Indian Institute of Forest Management. Dr Sinha has obtained his masters, M.Phil. and PhD degree from the school of environmental sciences, JNU, New Delhi. He has more than fifteen years of experience in interdisciplinary research, consultancy and teaching on issues related to integrated natural resource management, climate change.
Education
July 1997 - October 2002
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Field of study
  • Environmental Science

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Publications (42)
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The livelihood of indigenous people, residing in the forest fringe area of developing countries like India, are primarily dependent on the forest. These forest fringe communities represent the country’s poorest people and are the most vulnerable due to their high dependency on natural resources, lack of energy, unemployment, poor quality of life an...
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Understanding synergies and trade‐offs between forests, water, and climate change is warranted for designing effective policies and strategies for managing water and forests, which are essential for sustenance, ecological proliferation, and economic development. Forests are considered global storehouse of resources, functioning as ecosystem service...
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The authors reviewed the existing framework of forest monitoring in India and concluded that the framework included a few ecological aspects and ignored the economic and social dimensions. In light of these observations, they argue for a comprehensive indicator-based monitoring framework from a multidimensional perspective to unlock the full potent...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact of different programs (Self Help Groups, Farmers Clubs, Check Dams, and Training Programs) being implemented by Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation (LHWRF), Bhopal, under corporate social responsibility in enhancing the capacity of rural people to improve their socio-economic and a...
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The present study attempts to assess poverty using two commonly used indices namely Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI) and Progress out of Deprivation Index (PDI or DI) of 325 households, spread in twenty-nine villages of Hoshangabad and Mandla districts of Madhya Pradesh, India. The analysis of PPI and PDI scores showed that the poverty of a hous...
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This study attempts to understand the climatic resilience of two forest types of central India—that is, Tectona grandis (Teak) forest of Satpura Tiger Reserve and Shorea robusta (Sal) forest of Kanha Tiger Reserve—using normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), enhanced vegetation index (EVI) extracted from MODIS, and climate variable data set...
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This study attempts to understand the climatic resilience of two forest types of central India-that is, Tectona grandis (Teak) forest of Satpura Tiger Reserve and Shorea robusta (Sal) forest of Kanha Tiger Reserve-using normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), enhanced vegetation index (EVI) extracted from MODIS, and climate variable data set...
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The present study analyzed precipitation and temperature trends of 45 years (1971–2015) over two protected areas (Kanha Tiger Reserve representing Sal forest and Satpura Tiger Reserve representing Teak forest) in Central India. The specific trends (decadal, annual, and seasonal) are calculated from various available data sources (IMD, REMO, and Sta...
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This study aims to assess the climate change vulnerability of forest fringe villages of Madhya Pradesh, India, and to identify the major drivers of vulnerability, which could help to develop effective adaptation strategies. A total of 325 households spread in 29 villages of Hoshangabad, and Mandla districts were chosen for primary data collection d...
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The proposal was to build the capacity of different stakeholders of three North Eastern States, namely Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Sikkim. The module of the training is designed specifically to address the challenges and opportunities in reducing vulnerability and enhancing the adaptive capacity of different stakeholders of three different stat...
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The study attempted to develop an energy access index (EAI) for forest fringe villages of Madhya Pradesh, India, based on the numerical score of 0–100 considering all major dimensions. A total of ten indicators were identified for developing EAI based on the review of the literature and participatory rural appraisal (PRA) with forest fringe communi...
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The study attempted to develop an energy access index (EAI) for forest fringe villages of Madhya Pradesh, India, based on the numerical score of 0–100 considering all major dimensions. A total of ten indicators were identified for developing EAI based on the review of the literature and participatory rural appraisal (PRA) with forest fringe communi...
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The Mekong is the lifeline for all the people residing in the Mekong River Basin, providing them with Water-Energy-Food security for growth which in turn is very important for their economic survival. But this river is now fated to experience some big changes because of climate change. This will make the MRB as one of the most vulnerable places on...
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Climate change poses a severe threat to the forest ecosystems by impacting its productivity, species composition and forest biodiversity at global and regional level. The scientific community all over the world is using remote sensing techniques to monitor and assess the impact of climate change on forest ecosystems. The consistent time series data...
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Forest ecosystems play a key role in global ecological balance and provide a variety of tangible and intangible ecosystem services that support the livelihoods of rural poor. In addition to the anthropogenic pressure on the forest resources, climate change is also impacting vegetation productivity, biomass and phenological patterns of the forest. T...
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In India, Trees Outside Forests (TOFs) are defined as trees growing outside government recorded forest areas (RFAs) and include trees growing on private lands, farms, community lands, along roads, canals and railway lines and urban areas. With time, TOFs have been recognized as an important resource in provisioning domestic timber and in contributi...
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Trees outside forests (TOF) in India are defined as trees growing outside government recorded forest areas (RFAs). They are well known contributors towards the rural economy, food security and biodiversity. Recently, TOF have emerged as an important source for timber production globally as well as in India after a significant decline of timber prod...
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The present study reviews the application of various regional climate models and remote sensing techniques to understand and define impacts of climate change on the forest resources with specific reference to India. It illustrates the potentials and limitations of regional climate models, vegetation models and remote sensing techniques like normali...
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The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, (MGNREGA) is the first ever demand-driven livelihood act that guarantees 100 days of employment in every rural household. It also aims to achieve sustainable livelihood by addressing the causes of chronic poverty as well as strengthening of the natural resource base. The assets created und...
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The appropriate mechanism for equitable sharing of REDD+ benefits is challenging. Only a few REDD+ pilot projects are formulated in the globe with benefit sharing mechanism. There is no single standardized benefit sharing mechanism or framework for REDD+ formulated anywhere in the world till date. The present study was proposed to formulate a benef...
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Tribal peoples globally are among the most vulnerable groups to climate change and variability. This is due to a combination of their relative poverty and their dependence on agriculture and natural support systems (NSS). Hence programmes that simultaneously help to reduce poverty and vulnerability to climate change are needed. The Indian Governmen...
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Until the 20th century, forest policies across the globe focused primarily on effective forest utilization for timber production. Subsequent loss of forest land prompted many countries to review and amend such policies, in an attempt to incorporate the principles of conservation and sustainable forest management. One of the countries to implement s...
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Sacred species/groves/landscapes have played an important role in conserving biodiversity based on the socio-cultural practices in different parts of the world including India. It has been observed in recent times that these sacred entities are facing degradation. The current study conducted in Hariyali sacred landscape (HSL) in Garhwal Himalayas i...
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Sustainability reporting guidelines developed by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) provide a systematic approach for the companies to report their performance on social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainability. This study compared the sustainability reports of leading Indian public and private sector companies. Reports were analyze...
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To encouragemore forestry projects under CDM and other incentive based mechanism, a pilot study was undertaken at household level in Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh, India, which has a large area of agriculturally unproductive and degraded land. A total of 50 farmers were randomly chosen to know their perceptions and preference in order to take u...
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This study quantifies the environmental and socio-economic benefits generated by the works implemented under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and assesses the potential of these benefits to reduce vulnerability of agricultural production and livelihoods of the beneficiaries, post-implementation (2011-12) as compared to pre...
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SummaryThis study in the Hariyali sacred landscape (Garhwal Himalaya, India) was undertaken to evaluate the impact of ecosystem type, quality of organic inputs and water management on diversity and abundance of earthworms. A total of seven species viz., moniligastrid Drawida nepalensis (Michaelsen), lumbricid Allolobophora parva (Eisen), megascolec...
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There is a wide recognition throughout the globe and across disciplines that regions of ecological prudence exhibit a symbiotic relationship between habitats and culture (Arizpe, 1996). This explicates that culture and environment are complementary in various stages of evolution. Traditional societies have co-evolved with their environment, modifyi...
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"The impact of climate change would be the most severe for the poor communities, living in the developing nations with limited options for livelihood and high level of dependence on the natural resources. The impacts would increase the food insecurity, water stress and extreme weather events which would affect the livelihood security of these commu...

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The goal of the project is to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for assessing Climate Smart Quotient including indicators of adaptive capacity, resilience and mitigation. The project will compute the change in CSQ over a period of three years using a standardized result based monitoring framework and finally evaluate various components attributing to change and measuring their impact.