An Autonomous R&D Centre for
Environmental Education,
Research and Sustainable
Natural Resource Management

Research projects

The R&D programmes of ERRC is interdisciplinary in nature, involving natural resource exploration and documentation; ecosystem/habitat assessment; biodiversity analysis and conservation; population distribution analysis and mapping; environmental quality assessment (air, water and soil); design of greenbelts for urban and industrial areas; human habitat studies; environmental impact assessment; and formulation of environment management plan, all coming within the purview of the mandate and thrust areas of the centre

List of R&D projects of ERRC

Sl. No.

Title of the project

Sponsoring Agency

Status (year of completion)

1.

 

 

 

Pollen morphology in relation to the taxonomy, origin and evolution of the Rice crop (Oryza sativa) – (Emeritus Scientist Project of Dr. P.K.K. Nair) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

 

Completed (1995)

 

 

2.

 

 

 

Palynological studies of the present day environments of the Western Ghats and coastal zones of India as applied to Petroleum Palynology. Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC)

 

Completed (1995)

 

3.

 

 

Preparation of an inventory of the marine ecosystem and resources at Ennore on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)-Asian Development Bank (ADB) Completed

(1993)

4.

 

 

Exploration and characterization studies on wild Mulberry genetic resources with reference to various specific ecosystems. Central Silk Board (CSB)

 

Completed (1995)

 

5.

 

 

Regeneration and afforestation of Mangroves in the selected sites at Veli, Thiruvananthapuram. State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (STEC), Govt. of Kerala Completed (1997)

 

6. Environmental impact assessment (EIA) of Aliyar Hydro Electric Project (with particular reference to Indira Gandhi National Park). Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) Completed (1994)

 

7.

 

Studies on allergenic fractions of some clinically important pollen grains. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Completed (1994)
8.

 

Green and Clean Campus Awareness programme. Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India Completed (1994)
9.

 

Studies on the impact of SO2 and fly ash pollution on Coconut. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Completed

(1995)

10.

 

 

R-EIA of Power Park (WI-KINFRA)-100 MW (LSHS based) Thermal Power Station at Kanjikode, Palakkad. Western India (WI)-KINFRA Ltd.

 

Completed

(1996)

11.

 

 

R-EIA of Power Park (WI-KINFRA)-16 MW (LSHS based) Thermal Power Station at Kanjikode, Palakkad. Western India- KINFRA Ltd.

 

Completed (1996)

 

12.

 

 

Environmental impact assessment study of Kollimalai Hydro Electric Project in Salem District, Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB)

 

Completed (1996)

 

13.

 

Studies on the impact of the synergistic effect of SO2 and NO2 pollution on Coconut. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Completed (1996)
14. Study on fodder development aspects in Kerala. Kerala Livestock Development Board Completed (1994)
15.

 

 

Study of agro-industries in rural areas-Plantation crops based agro-industries: Problems and prospects. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Completed (1995)

 

16.

 

 

Survey, identification and recommendation for domestication of wild ornamental plants from the Western Ghats of Kerala. Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) Completed (1997)

 

17.

 

Environmental impact assessment study of Paralayar Hydro Electric Project, Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) Completed (1995)
18.

 

 

Environmental impact assessment study on Gudampara Bio-Park in Idukki District, Kerala. MMJ Resorts (Pvt.) Ltd.

 

Completed (1995)

 

19.

 

Traditional Coconut processing technologies in India since Pre-historic times. Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Completed (1996)
20.

 

Environmental impact assessment of Wise Park (industrial park) at Kanjikode, Palakkad. Western India (WI)- KINFRA Ltd. Completed (1996)
21.

 

An environmental study on the Kavaratti Island of Lakshadweep. Administration of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep Completed (1996)
22.

 

An environmental study on Tinnakara Island of Lakshadweep. Administration of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep Completed (1996)
23.

 

Isolation and characterization of three major Pollen allergens. State Council for Science Technology and Environment (STEC), Govt. of Kerala Completed (1996)
24. Impact of Inorganic fertilizers and Bio-fertilizers on Cell divisions in plants. State Council for Science Technology and Environment (STEC), Govt. of Kerala Completed (1998)

 

25. Pollen analysis and Bee forage in relation to Reproductive biology in the various ecosystems of Kerala. State Council for Science Technology and Environment (STEC), Govt. of Kerala Completed (1998)

 

26.

 

 

Technology upgradation of Wood and Environmental awareness education for Biodiversity protection of Coconut from Root Wilt disease. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF) Completed (1997)

 

 

27. The Study of Pollination biology in relation to the Genetic diversity of Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) in South India. Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India Completed (1996)
28. An Inventory of the environmental resources at the Naval Academy Project area, Ezhimala, Kerala, India. Indian Navy, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India Completed (1999)

 

29.

 

Mangrove Awareness Education and Training for the benefit of the Coastal community. State Council for Science Technology and Environment (STEC), Govt. of Kerala Completed (1999)

 

30.

 

 

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and Environment management (EMP) for Puduvypu-Vyppin (Kochi), Kerala. M/s. Salem Energy Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

 

Completed (1995)

 

31.

 

 

Screening of the Sulphur fixing capacity of Indian tropical trees in different climatic regimes under open field conditions. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

 

Discontinued/ shifted (1997)
32.

 

Ethno-pharmacognostic studies on Medicinal Plants from Agasthiar Hills, South India. Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) Shifted (1999)
33.

 

An environmental impact assessment study of Athirappilly Tourism Project. V-Guard Industries Completed (1997)
34.

 

Biodiversity and conservation of natural Mango genetic resources of Kerala. Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

 

Completed (1998)
35. Thermophilic fungi and their utilization in leaf litter organic decomposition. Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India Completed (1998)
36.

 

 

 

The study of Population and Reproductive Biology of Malabar Gamboge (Garcinia gummi-gutta L.), an endemic antioxidant plant in the Southern Western Ghats. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Completed (2006)
37.

 

 

Biodiversity documentation and technology development of Agroforestry in Alleppey District, Kerala Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) Completed (2005)
38. Environmental Orientation to School Education: Environmental Education Programme in association with by CPR Environmental Education
Centre, Chennai.
Ministry of Human Resources Development,

Govt. of India

 

Completed (2001)
39.

 

Ecological impact assessment of Athirappilly Hydro Electric Project for the pre-monsoon season (in association with WAPCOS, Gurgaon.) Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) Completed (2002)

 

40. Comprehensive ecological assessment of Athirappilly Hydro Electric Project (in association with WAPCOS, Gurgaon) Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) Completed (2003)

 

41. Comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment of Pathrakkadavu Hydro Electric Project. Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) Completed (2005)
42. Preparation of Catchment Area Treatment Plan for Kakkad Hydro Electric Project Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) Completed (2004)
43. Studies on the biodiversity management and conservation of Sasthamkotta Lake, a major wetland of Kerala State Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Govt. of India Completed (2006)
44. Study on coastal green belting and ecosystem reconstruction in the Tsunami affected areas of Kerala Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) Completed (2011)
45. Environmental resource assessment for evolving sustainable development models in selected ecosystems of Kerala Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) Completed (2006)
46. Pollen as a tool in the Pharmacognosy of floral drugs and flower based natural products National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB) Ongoing
47. Environmental assessment of Yelkanna River based surface water supply scheme for the KINFRA Small Industries Park at Seethangoli in Kasaragode District, Kerala

 

Centre for Management Development/Kerala State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) Completed (2009)
48. Environmental Impact Assessment: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Thiruvananthapuram- Campus development in Vithura, Thiruvananthapuram District IISER- Thiruvananthapuram (Department of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India) Completed (2010)
 

 

49. Studies on Ecological evaluation and Bioassessment of Ashtamudi Lake, the second largest Ramsar site in Kerala: Restoration and remedial measures Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Govt. of India Ongoing
50. Bioresources of Kuttanad wetland ecosystem: inventorization, characterization and conservation Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India Ongoing
51. Palynological investigation of Tropical spices and their wild allies Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Govt. of Kerala Ongoing

 

52. Korayar based water supply scheme for KINFRA-Integrated Industrial Textile Park, Palakkad KINFRA/ Centre for Management Development (CMD) Draft report submitted
53. Natural resource conservation and eco-development initiatives: Veeyapuram Grama Panchayat, Alappuzha District Veeyapuram Grama Panchayat, Alappuzha District Initiated

 

 

List of R&D projects of ERRC

Sl. No.

Title of the project

Sponsoring Agency

Status (year of completion)

1.

Pollen morphology in relation to the taxonomy, origin and evolution of the Rice crop (Oryza sativa) – (Emeritus Scientist Project of Dr. P.K.K. Nair)

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Completed (1995)

2.

Palynological studies of the present day environments of the Western Ghats and coastal zones of India as applied to Petroleum Palynology.

Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC)

Completed (1995)

3.

Preparation of an inventory of the marine ecosystem and resources at Ennore on the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu.

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)-Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Completed

(1993)

4.

Exploration and characterization studies on wild Mulberry genetic resources with reference to various specific ecosystems.

Central Silk Board (CSB)

Completed (1995)

5.

Regeneration and afforestation of Mangroves in the selected sites at Veli, Thiruvananthapuram.

State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (STEC), Govt. of Kerala

Completed (1997)

6.

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) of Aliyar Hydro Electric Project (with particular reference to Indira Gandhi National Park).

Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB)

Completed (1994)

7.

Studies on allergenic fractions of some clinically important pollen grains.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Completed (1994)

8.

Green and Clean Campus Awareness programme.

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Completed (1994)

9.

Studies on the impact of SO2 and fly ash pollution on Coconut.

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

Completed

(1995)

10.

R-EIA of Power Park (WI-KINFRA)-100 MW (LSHS based) Thermal Power Station at Kanjikode, Palakkad.

Western India (WI)-KINFRA Ltd.

Completed

(1996)

11.

R-EIA of Power Park (WI-KINFRA)-16 MW (LSHS based) Thermal Power Station at Kanjikode, Palakkad.

Western India- KINFRA Ltd.

Completed (1996)

12.

Environmental impact assessment study of Kollimalai Hydro Electric Project in Salem District, Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB)

Completed (1996)

13.

Studies on the impact of the synergistic effect of SO2 and NO2 pollution on Coconut.

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

Completed (1996)

14.

Study on fodder development aspects in Kerala.

Kerala Livestock Development Board

Completed (1994)

15.

Study of agro-industries in rural areas-Plantation crops based agro-industries: Problems and prospects.

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

Completed (1995)

16.

Survey, identification and recommendation for domestication of wild ornamental plants from the Western Ghats of Kerala.

Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Completed (1997)

17.

Environmental impact assessment study of Paralayar Hydro Electric Project, Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB)

Completed (1995)

18.

Environmental impact assessment study on Gudampara Bio-Park in Idukki District, Kerala.

MMJ Resorts (Pvt.) Ltd.

Completed (1995)

19.

Traditional Coconut processing technologies in India since Pre-historic times.

Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

Completed (1996)

20.

Environmental impact assessment of Wise Park (industrial park) at Kanjikode, Palakkad.

Western India (WI)- KINFRA Ltd.

Completed (1996)

21.

An environmental study on the Kavaratti Island of Lakshadweep.

Administration of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep

Completed (1996)

22.

An environmental study on Tinnakara Island of Lakshadweep.

Administration of the Union Territory of Lakshadweep

Completed (1996)

23.

Isolation and characterization of three major Pollen allergens.

State Council for Science Technology and Environment (STEC), Govt. of Kerala

Completed (1996)

24.

Impact of Inorganic fertilizers and Bio-fertilizers on Cell divisions in plants.

State Council for Science Technology and Environment (STEC), Govt. of Kerala

Completed (1998)

25.

Pollen analysis and Bee forage in relation to Reproductive biology in the various ecosystems of Kerala.

State Council for Science Technology and Environment (STEC), Govt. of Kerala

Completed (1998)

26.

Technology upgradation of Wood and Environmental awareness education for Biodiversity protection of Coconut from Root Wilt disease.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Completed (1997)

27.

The Study of Pollination biology in relation to the Genetic diversity of Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) in South India.

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Completed (1996)

28.

An Inventory of the environmental resources at the Naval Academy Project area, Ezhimala, Kerala, India.

Indian Navy, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India

Completed (1999)

29.

Mangrove Awareness Education and Training for the benefit of the Coastal community.

State Council for Science Technology and Environment (STEC), Govt. of Kerala

Completed (1999)

30.

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and Environment management (EMP) for Puduvypu-Vyppin (Kochi), Kerala.

M/s. Salem Energy Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

Completed (1995)

31.

Screening of the Sulphur fixing capacity of Indian tropical trees in different climatic regimes under open field conditions.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Discontinued/ shifted (1997)

32.

Ethno-pharmacognostic studies on Medicinal Plants from Agasthiar Hills, South India.

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE)

Shifted (1999)

33.

An environmental impact assessment study of Athirappilly Tourism Project.

V-Guard Industries

Completed (1997)

34.

Biodiversity and conservation of natural Mango genetic resources of Kerala.

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Completed (1998)

35.

Thermophilic fungi and their utilization in leaf litter organic decomposition.

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Completed (1998)

36.

The study of Population and Reproductive Biology of Malabar Gamboge (Garcinia gummi-gutta L.), an endemic antioxidant plant in the Southern Western Ghats.

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Completed (2006)

37.

Biodiversity documentation and technology development of Agroforestry in Alleppey District, Kerala

Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Completed (2005)

38.

Environmental Orientation to School Education: Environmental Education Programme in association with by CPR Environmental Education Centre, Chennai.

Ministry of Human Resources Development,

Govt. of India

Completed (2001)

39.

Ecological impact assessment of Athirappilly Hydro Electric Project for the pre-monsoon season (in association with WAPCOS, Gurgaon.)

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)

Completed (2002)

40.

Comprehensive ecological assessment of Athirappilly Hydro Electric Project (in association with WAPCOS, Gurgaon)

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)

Completed (2003)

41.

Comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment of Pathrakkadavu Hydro Electric Project.

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)

Completed (2005)

42.

Preparation of Catchment Area Treatment Plan for Kakkad Hydro Electric Project

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB)

Completed (2004)

43.

Studies on the biodiversity management and conservation of Sasthamkotta Lake, a major wetland of Kerala State

Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Govt. of India

Completed (2006)

44.

Study on coastal green belting and ecosystem reconstruction in the Tsunami affected areas of Kerala

Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE)

Completed (2011)

45.

Environmental resource assessment for evolving sustainable development models in selected ecosystems of Kerala

Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE)

Completed (2006)

46.

Pollen as a tool in the Pharmacognosy of floral drugs and flower based natural products

National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB)

Ongoing

47.

Environmental assessment of Yelkanna River based surface water supply scheme for the KINFRA Small Industries Park at Seethangoli in Kasaragode District, Kerala

Centre for Management Development/Kerala State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA)

Completed (2009)

48.

Environmental Impact Assessment: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Thiruvananthapuram- Campus development in Vithura, Thiruvananthapuram District

IISER- Thiruvananthapuram (Department of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India)

Completed (2010)

49.

Studies on Ecological evaluation and Bioassessment of Ashtamudi Lake, the second largest Ramsar site in Kerala: Restoration and remedial measures

Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Govt. of India

Completed

(2013)

50.

Bioresources of Kuttanad wetland ecosystem: inventorization, characterization and conservation

Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India

Ongoing

51.

Palynological investigation of Tropical spices and their wild allies

Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Govt. of Kerala

Ongoing

52.

Korayar based water supply scheme for KINFRA-Integrated Industrial Textile Park, Palakkad

KINFRA/ Centre for Management Development (CMD)

Draft report submitted

53.

Natural resource conservation and eco-development initiatives: Veeyapuram Grama Panchayat, Alappuzha District

Veeyapuram Grama Panchayat, Alappuzha District

Initiated