The Himalayas met at a conference in Mussoorie on Sunday to demand a separate central ministry to recognize their contribution to the preservation of the environment and the elimination of their problems.
This was the first time that the Himalayan kingdom had come to the same platform to adopt a unified stand on these issues.
Both requirements formed part of the common agenda of the Himalayan states, and a proposal was made to this effect by the Minister of Finance of the Union, Nirmala Sittraman, at the end of the Conference, which opened the Himalayan Conference for one day.
The Indian Himalayan region (IHR) is spread across 12 states, including Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal Hills, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir.
During the explanation of the green demand, most of the country’s rivers are produced in the Himalayas, and therefore the states should play the most important role in the prime minister’s water conservation initiative, Prime Minister Otaranchal Trevindra Singh Rawat said.
Roat said the state was in an unfavorable situation because large land fell in the environmentally sensitive area, where there were no development activities.
As the 2013 Planning Committee report says, the benefits of this green cover are not limited to these areas, but “are shared with the country on a large scale.”
The Himalayan states argued that, given the central assistance in states with large forests, it is not appropriate to apply the same measure. Therefore, according to them, they should be given any kind of compensation “green reward”.
In the report of the Planning Committee, states were said to have argued that they provided “public goods” with the burden of protecting forests and water resources in forests and water resources, compared to other states.
Countries most sensitive to climate change
In a report to IndiaSpend, a study reported that Asam, Mizuram, Jammu and Kashmir among India’s 12 Himalayas are the most sensitive to climate change.
Accordingly, increased vulnerability leaves these areas with the ability to anticipate, resist, deal with, or recover from the effects of threats or climate change.
About 50 million Indians live in the International Health Regulations, according to the IndiaSpend report.
In these areas, glaciers account for up to 70 percent of agriculture. The report further stated that because of the changes in Himalayan landscapes and weather, climate change is affected and, in the winter, the livelihoods and survival of these communities are threatened.
A study by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi and Guwahati and the Indian Institute of Sciences (Bengali) in Bengal called Climate Vulnerability Assessment for the Indian Himalayan Cause of a Common Framework.
“Most of the country’s rivers are born in the Himalayas, so the Himalayas have the most important role to play in the prime minister’s initiative to conserve water,” explained Rawat, who explains why green gains are needed.
It was also necessary because the contribution of the Himalayan states to environmental protection was the largest in terms of green cover.
The Himalayan kingdom was also affected by the fall of large-scale lands in the environment-sensitive zone, where all development activities could not be undertaken. Rohat said the Himalayas needed a green reward to compensate for their losses.
After nearly six hours of deliberation, in addition to their own contribution to the nation’s prosperity, a collective decision to preserve and preserve its rich cultural heritage, biodiversity, glaciers, rivers and lakes as a “Musurite decision” has passed.
Earlier, Conclave spoke as the main guest, said Cétraman that this conference was very long because it had to play an important role in the development of the Himalayas, which is one of the priorities of the Center.
He said special efforts would be made to stop the escalation of border areas and Panchayati Raj institutions could play a bigger role in achieving this goal.
The EU Finance Minister, who described people living in remote border areas as important to the country’s security, said that to prevent hillside migration, they had to provide basic amenities.
He stressed the importance of protecting the environment, and said the hill countries should focus on organic farming and link local youth to activity. “Start-up companies can also be very important for young people living in mountainous areas.