• View of Mountain Village
  • View of Mountain Village
  • Bamboo artisan
  • Bamboo artisan
  • Beekeeping
  • Capacity building
  • SHG meeting
  • Vermin composting
  • Meeting with expert
  • Micro resivorior

Indian Mountain Initiative (IMI)

Provide Common Platform to Mountain People.
The Indian Mountain Initiative, or In MI in brief, takes into account the Global Mountain scenario and the Regional Mountain scenario.


Nainital Natural (NaNa)

Brand to promote natural himalayan products produced by mountain artisans.


Mountain Environment Development

Journal - Mountain Environment Development

CHEA is accredited as Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO), by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India.      CHEA is Member of Mountain Partnership, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.      CHEA is Founder Member of Himalayan Rive Alliance (HIRA).

Thematic Group


Climate Change

with specific reference to Mountains and Adaptation Interventions for Mountain...


Rural Livelihood Initiative

in Mountain regions for reducing Rural Poverty...


Art, Culture & Handicraft

promotion of mountain's Art and craft...


Research & Documentation

of the Mountain and the Regional Best Practices...

News & Activities

12th July, 2014. 1st National Training Session of LeadIndia, Bhimtal (Nainital)

17th June, 2014. KSL-CDI - Mid Term Review

23rd May, 2014. Visit of Chief General Manager, NABARD - Uttarakhandat to TDF villages in Pithoragarh distrcit

30th April, 2014. Workshop on "Unlocking the potential of youth in context of climate change (28th to 30th of April) for the Indian Himalayan Region"

26th March, 2014. Roundtable on Learning from the Uttarakhand Disaster (June 2013) for the Indian Himalayan Region

22nd January, 2014. MOU for lab-to-land approach, CHEA signed MoU with GBPIHED, Kosi-Katarmal

19th - 20th November, 2013. A two-day workshop on "Mountain Specific Research in the Context of Himalaya"

18thNovember, 2013. Seven days beekeeping training under Kailash Sacred Landscape programme is started at State Beekeeing Centre, Jeolikote.

November, 2013. NABARD and Uttarakhand Gramin Bank Supported Financial Literacy Programme in Nainital distrcit is under progress.

Initiation of RML- Mobile SMS services in Pithoragarh

On 8th August, 2014 District Magistrate, Pithoragarh will inaugurate RML (Reuters Market Light) - Mobile SMS services in Pithoragarh district. The services will be provided under Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative trans-boundary project supported by ICIMOD, Nepal.

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