News & Activities


3rd October 2019. CHEA celebrated Wildlife Week India 2019 with students of Uma Lovely School, Nainital, Mr. Ghanshyam Pandey associated with Wipro Earthian Programme delivered a talk on the topic of "Climate Change and Our Biodiversity".

123rd Council meeting of CHEA is scheduled on 31st August 2019 at CHEA Dehradun Unit Office.

29th July 2019CHEA organised first Late Dr. Pushkin Phartiyal Memorial Lecture on "Preserving the Biodiversity and Natural Heritage of Nainital" at UGC-HRDC, Conference Hall, KU, Nainital. Renowned environmentalist Prof. Ajay S. Rawat and Padam Shri Prof. Shekhar Pathak were the key speakers of the event.

22nd May 2019 "International Day for Biological Diversity" was celebrated in Bhartiya Shaheed Sainik Vidyalaya (BSSV), Nainital. On this occasion renowned nature photographer and environmentalist Padma Shri Mr. Anup Sah delivered a pictorial lecture/presentation on various prospects of the biological diversity of Nainital and Himalaya, formerly MLA-Nainital Dr. N.S. Jantwal was the chief guest of the occasion.

16th December 2018, CHEA Headquater, Nainital. 37th Annual General Meeting held at CHEA's office, Nainital. The meeting was chaired by the chair of CHEA Dr. P. P. Dhayni.

12th - 13th December 2018, INSA, New Delhi. Workshop cum Discussion meeting under National Mission on Himalayan Studies - Indian Himalayan Timberline Project

11th December 2018, INSA, New Delhi. Celebrated International Mountain Day by organizing Workshop cum Brainstorming on the topic of "Himalaya Matters for Ecological and Economic Security"

1st October 2018, CHEA Headquater, Nainital. First meeting of newly constituted Council-2018-21 held at CHEA's office, Nainital. The meeting was chaired by the newly elected chair of CHEA Dr. P. P. Dhayni.

18th February 2018, University of Bremen , Germany. "SUNRAISE kick-off meeting - held in Bremen University, representatives of all the partner organisations met for first SUNRAISE Assembly, the kick-off meeting and, discussed and approved the details of the project implementation, modalities of project management, and the next steps."

27th June 2017, UCOST, Dehradun. "Workshop on - Connecting Science with Practice and Policy for Resilience Towards Climate Change Risks in Uttarakhand" inaugurated by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat"

17th December 2017, Naini Tal. 36th CHEA's Annual General Meeting held at CHEA office at Nainital

  • Seminar on Earthquake Learning at INSA on August20, 2015
  • Timber Line Project site
  • Village Consultation
  • Timber Line Project site
  • Bio Gas
  • Swachta Pakhwara
  • Timber line project site
  • Bird Watching
  • Vermin composting
  • Beginning of CHEA: 1983 : Seminar on Environmental Regeneration in Himalaya

CHEA's Council 2018-21

On 30st September 2018 the constitution process of CHEA's council 2018-21 has been completed along with the election of office bearers

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List of The Council 2018-21 w.e.f. 1st October 2018

     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.      Founder Member of Himalayan River Alliance (HIRA).      Member of Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (Facilitation unit based at FAO).      MoU with GBPNIHESD, MoEF & CC, GoI, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora for Lab-to-Land approach.      MoU with Department of Forestry and Environment Science, Kumaon University, Nainital.      Quarterly Receipt of Foreign Contribution.


Thematic Group

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Climate Change

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

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Rural Livelihood Initiative

in Mountain regions for reducing Rural Poverty...

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Art, Culture & Handicraft

promotion of mountain's Art and craft...

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Research & Documentation

of the Mountain and the Regional Best Practices...


36thTropical Ecology - Special issue of Reserech Papers from Indian Himalayan Timberline Project supported by NMHS

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36th Annual Report


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