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Inviting Suggestions: Working Group on Mountain Ecosystems, India

Nov 17th, 2011 | By

This is in continuation to our previous posting (Link: ) on requesting suggestions as sought by the ‘Working Group on Mountain Ecosystems and Challenges faced by the Mountain People’ which met on 28th October 2011. This Group has officially asked suggestions from the state governments of all 12 Indian Mountain state, while we are

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Working Group on Indian Mountain Ecosystem Meets- Suggestions Invited

Nov 5th, 2011 | By
Dr. Sati2

The minutes of First meeting of the Working Group on “Mountain Eco-systems and Challenges Faced by the People living in the Hilly Areas” for formulation of the 12th Five year Plan” is given below, that was held on 28 October 2011 at Yojana Bhavan in New Delhi. It was chaired by Shri B.K. Chaturvedi, Member,

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Mountains As Door-Openers

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By
Himalayan convension

Dr. R. S. Tolia: Writes this article as his ‘Third Inning’,  days those have been happily spent on reflecting over and about mountains and mountain people. This has taken him to various mountainous parts of India, neighbouring Nepal and recently to the beautiful city and canton of Switzerland, Luzern, in the northern Alps.  Besides learning

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Recommendations for Working group on Indian Mountains: Suggestions Invited

Oct 24th, 2011 | By
Piyush Rautela

Following is a letter from one of the members of the ‘Working Group constituted by Planning Commission of India’ for the Mountains of India’s 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017). It contains the brief about the working group and its terms of references. The  first meeting the working group is scheduled on 28th October 2011, so

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Alva favours use of hydropower as safe, clean form of energy

May 22nd, 2011 | By

Uttarakhand Governor Margaret Alva today said hydropower is the safest, cleanest and the most acceptable out of all other power generation methods such as thermal and nuclear. She was speaking as the chief guest at the First Sustainable Mountain Development Summit-2011, a conclave of eleven Indian Mountain states, with the theme ‘Hydropower Projects in the

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