• Seminar on Earthquake Learning at INSA on August20, 2015
  • View of Mountain Village
  • Village
  • Bamboo artisan
  • Bio Gas
  • Beekeeping
  • Folk Dance
  • Bird Watching
  • Vermin composting
  • 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 River 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).

Upcoming Event

CHEA's Annual General Meeting - November 7, 2015.

Lecture by Padma Bhushan Prof. K. S. Valdiya - October 29, 2015.

International Mountain Day - December 11, 2015.


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

August 20, 2015. a seminar was organized on "Learning from Nepal's Earthquake for Indian Himalayas and Gangetic Plains" at Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi. The chief guest of the event was Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Hon'ble Chairman Committee on Petitions (LS) and Member of Parliament (LS) and the key note address was delivered by Dr. David Molden, DG, ICIMOD. click for more

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