• View of Mountain Village
  • Village
  • Bamboo artisan
  • Bio Gas
  • Beekeeping
  • Folk Dance
  • Bird Watching
  • Vermin composting
  • Environment Awareness and Competition
  • Chyura Nursery

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

5th June, 2015, Naini Tal. Lecture on "Himalayas a Background of Current Situation" by Prof S.P. Singh at B.S.S.V., Nainital

8th May, 2015. Inauguration of bamboo craft retail outlet at near Ulka Devi Mandir, Chaughanpata, Almora for linking artisan of Almora and Bageshwar districts directly to the market.

16 th April, 2015, Ali Tal, Nepal. Transboundary exposure visits to Nepal.

13th April, 2015, Nainital. IInd KSL-CDI Partner's Synergy Building Meeting was held at CHEA office, Nainital.

10th March, 2015, Dehradun. IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report - Uttarakhand Outreach Event.

December 1, 2014. Kullu. Youth and Climate Change in Indian Himalayan Region (IHR).

13th September, 2014. Lecture on "Himalayee Sarokar Evam Yuva Pedhi" by Mr. Tarun Vijay, Hon'ble MP (Rajya Sabha) & 2014 Environment Awareness and Competition Prize Distribution", Chelet Hall, Nainital Club, Nainital.

12th July, 2014. 1st National Training Session of Lead-India, 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 district.

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".


"Learning from Nepal's Earthquake for Indian Himalayas and Gangetic Plains"

August 20, 2015. A seminar was organised on "Learning from Nepal's Earthquake for Indian Himalayas and Gangetic Plains" to understand and learn from the emerging issues following Nepal's earthquake on April 25, 2015 and the aftershocks at Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi. The chief guest Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Hon'ble Chariman Committee on Petitions (LS) and Member of Parliament (LS) in his address spoke of the need to need to develop the science of earthquake prediction and early warning systems for the seismically volatile areas of Hindu-Kush Himalayas. click for more

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