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A compendium of State- delivered support for the Himalayan region, whether at the federal or the provincial level, for your reference.
The governments of the nations that the Himalayas run through operate a variety of schemes and programmes that facilitate development in the Himalayan region and assist the Himalayan communities. While some of these apply to the population of the entire nation, some of these have been developed with a specific focus on the Himalayan communities and their unique needs and conditions. Some are managed at the federal level and some are delivered through the provinces. Briefs on existing schemes and programmes are provided in this section for reference along with contact information of offices from which more information may be available or assistance against the particular scheme/programme may be sourced.
 
Hill Area Development Programme (HADP), India
HADP has been in operation since the inception of the Fifth Five-Year Plan and is being implemented for the integrated development of designated hill areas. The main objective of this programme is to ensure ecologically sustainable socio-economic development of hill areas, keeping in view the basic needs of the people of hill areas.

The Special Central Assistance (SCA) provided for HADP is additive to normal State Plan funds and supplements the efforts of the State Governments towards accelerating the development of hill areas. The SCA is now divided amongst the designated hill areas under HADP and the designated talukas of Western Ghats Development Programme in the ratio of 84:16. The SCA distribution is on the basis of area and population, with equal weightage given to both the criteria. The State Governments are required...
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Rural Aquaculture
State Government of
Arunachal Pradesh
Department of Fisheries
The objectives of the scheme are (a) to provide supplementary nutritional diet, (b) to provide additional income, (c) some part-time/seasonal employment to the farmers of the state. Fisheries could be one of the potential areas to overcome the problem of un-employment particularly among the rural youths.  The scheme aims to develop new ponds through people’s participation.

In cold-water fisheries in the high altitude areas, Trout Hatchery along Nuranang at an altitude of about 12000 ft. in Tawang District with the Trout seed imported from Jammu & Kashmir and Trout Hatchery at Shergaon and Samteng West Kameng for culture of both Brown and Rainbow Trout imported from Himachal Pradesh have been quite successful.

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Crop Insurance Scheme, HP Chief Minister Self Employment Scheme for Educated Unemployed Youth, Sikkim
Karnali Employment Program
Karnali Area Development Unit
Ministry of Local Development
The scheme is specially designed to provide employment opportunities to at least one member of those families in rural areas of Karnali Zone who were been deprived of employment and income generation opportunities in the region due to geographical constraints, inaccessibility to basic services and infrastructure, educational and employment opportunities. The program aims at providing employment opportunities to such households who were living in poverty in order to make their livelihood better and easier. Also, the program is intended towards poverty reduction and mainstreaming those families in country’s development process.

Funds would be allocated under this program for those households in which even a single member of the family were not employed or were unable to get employment opportunities in ongoing projects and development activities in the region or were unable to engage themselves in private sector jobs or any kind of income...
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Rural Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Sector Development Program (RRRSDP)
The Biological Diversity Act Of India, 2002
in India Policies
The Biological Diversity Act 2002 (No.18 of 2003), enacted by the Indian parliament, is a significant umbrella legislation to conserve the biological diversity of the country and related knowledgebase and facilitate fair access to these. Being a signatory to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), India passed the Act...
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Convention on Biological Diversity
in International Conventions
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has 3 main objectives: (a) To conserve biological diversity; (b) The use biological diversity in a sustainable fashion; (c) To share the benefits of biological diversity fairly and equitably. The treaty defines biodiversity as "the variability among living organisms from all sources...
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Mountain Tourism: A Boon or Bane?-Impacts of Tourism on Himalayan Women
in Social Issues
Among mountain populations, women play a crucial role in natural resource management, agricultural production, tourism, well-being and the very survival of mountain families, but they are more undernourished, under-compensated for their labor and under-represented in formal decision-making bodies.
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About life in the hills and beyond
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Manohar Singh Pawar,
Uttarakhand
India
"we enjoy our freedom here and the environment is good. However, if we look at it from an alternative perspective..."
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SHARE-Asia Project
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SHARE-Asia (Stations for High Altitude Research in India) is an initiative by the Ev-K2-CNR Committee to create a monitoring network along the Himalaya-Karakorum range for studying meteorological and climatic parameters, atmospheric chemistry, glaciology, high altitude limnology and paleo-limnology,...
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