Prelims level : Environment- National Conservation & Mitigation Mains level : GS-III- Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
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Context– Himalayan Conclave is being held in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand


  • The objective is to discuss various issues related to the development of Himalayan States.
  • The main agenda for the conclave are conservation of Himalayan ecology, bio-diversity and cultural heritage and water conservation, with focus on conserving rivers, glaciers, lakes and water bodies besides reviving water resources which have dried up over the years.

Related Schemes:

National Mission for sustaining the Himalayan ecosystem:

  • The National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) is one of the eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
  • NMSHE is a multi-pronged, cross-cutting mission across various sectors.
  • It contributes to the sustainable development of the country by enhancing the understanding of climate change, its likely impacts and adaptation actions required for the Himalayas- a region on which a significant proportion of India’s population depends for sustenance.
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