Himachal to host National Peoples Convention on Livelihoods and Sustainable Himalayan Ecology


By: Nityin

The Himalaya Niti Abhiyaan is organizing a two day National Peoples Convention on Livelihoods and Sustainable Himalayan Ecology on December 27 and 28, 2009 at Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. The convention intends to bring activists, researchers, ecologists and representatives of peoples-movements-in-struggle for livelihood rights and sustainable development on a common democratic platform.

Guman Singh, convenor for the Himlayan Niti Abhiyaan said the convention will be participatory and interactive and will highlight the imperative for a national mountain specific approach to development in the Himalayas.  Key issues of focus will include the Forest Rights Act and environmental violations in the context of cement, hydro-power, SEZ, mining and infrastructure building projects all of which question the fundamentals of land acquisition and relief and rehabilitation policies.

The convention will call attention to the dire environmental impact of current development on the fragile Western Himalayas ecology. Further strategies and linkages will also be discussed. The convention will focus on facilitating valuable inputs for the framing of just, equitable and sustainable alternatives.

Previous articleLive positively -Meeting of PLHA at Dharamshala on Universal Access & Human Rights
Next articleNational Peoples’ Convention on Livelihood and Sustainable Himalayan Ecology

No posts to display


  1. Have anyone contacted Insititute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur. As, I know they are doing wonderful work

Comments are closed.