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National Mission on Himalayan Studies

Implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
Nodal and Serving hub with G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development


Vision

To support the sustenance and enhancement of the ecological, natural, cultural, and socio- economic capital assets and values of the IHR.

Mission

To launch and support innovative studies and related knowledge interventions (that do not tread on the beaten path) towards the sustenance and enhancement of the ecological, natural, cultural, and socio-economic capital assets and values of the IHR.

Goals

The NMHS envisages to work towards a set of linked and complementary goals including:
  • 1. Fostering conservation and sustainable management of natural resources
  • 2. Enhancing supplementary and/or alternative livelihoods for IHR peoples and overall economic and ecological well-being of the region
  • 3. Controlling and preventing pollution in the region
  • 4. Fostering increased/augmented human and institutional capacities and the knowledge and policy environments in the region
  • 5. Strengthening, greening, and fostering development of climate-resilient core infrastructure and basic services assets

Objectives

The objectives of the Mission include the following:
  • (i). To build a body of scientific and traditional knowledge on the aforesaid indicative thematic areas
  • (ii). To build a network of practitioners (individual and institutions) engaged in working solutions to problems in the thematic areas
  • (iii). To demonstrate workable/implementable/replicable solutions to the problems in the thematic areas






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