- Indian Mountain Initiative (IMI)
To create a love for the Himalaya, for Nature, and an
Environmental Consciousness amongst people generally, in order to motivate them
to preserve, protect, improve and defend their great natural heritage.
environmental knowledge and the principles of ecology, namely Interdependence,
Diversity, Co- evolution, Equity, Sustainability, Flexibility, Partnership,
Energy flows, and Ecological Cycles, especially amongst the peoples of the
the study of environmental sciences at all levels, formal and non formal, and to
encourage studies on the Himalayan environment in general, and the Central
region in particular.
that the Himalayan people are agriculture dependent and that the fundamental
cause of their poverty arises from a scarcity of biomass resources, to promote
scientific rural development and empower
the farmer through knowledge of integrated systems, as productivity is a
multidimensional measure having a conservation aspect.
human understanding and a rational and elevated outlook, recognizing that
elimination of unjust structures depends on the emergence of an alternative,
higher human consciousness.
practical, useful, appropriate and especially low cost technologies to improve
the productivity of natural resources, and so improve the lives, livelihoods,
and living standards of hill people in the Central Himalaya.
the disproportionate burden on women in the rural mountain economy, to specially
focus on ways and means to ease their lot.
a small, low cost crucible for applying innovative ideas and experimentation in
diverse environmental conditions.
biophysical and socio-economic factors contributing to the ecological
deterioration of the Central Himalayan Region, and so to help minimize the
impact of soil erosion, water runoff, floods, land- slides and the loss of
natural resources for development
encourage integrated studies of community managed institutions, of eco-development problems and of natural resource potentials, e.g. water, forests,
minerals, wildlife, medicinal plants, aquatic life, soil, etc.
healthy eco-systems for higher sustainable productivity and for a higher quality of life.
the advancement of geo-hydrological knowledge, especially for preservation and
recharge of hill springs and other water sources.
To aid and
undertake tree plantation programmes.
its own literature, books, proceedings, newsletters or bulletins, especially
pertaining to the Himalayan environment.
consultancy services for projects relating to eco-development, and best use of
a data bank on the Central Himalayan environment and of organizations/scientists/activists etc. working in the field, with storage and retrieval
systems to support an integrated approach for planning and economic and
a library, particularly of environmental sciences, and reading rooms
encourage training of workers in environmental inter- disciplinary pursuits,
relevant to the needs of the region by supporting field trips, refresher and
short- term courses, and seminars, workshops for the benefit of environmental
scientists, planners and decision makers.
institute and award fellowships, scholarships and studentships in accordance
a spirit of unity and fellow feeling amongst members, and also with the members
of other organizations with a similar focus.
a forum for free discussion and expression of responsible opinion on matters of
interest to members, and to provide
opportunities and facilities for association amongst themselves, through regular
meetings and by other means.
various intellectual, cultural, social,
scientific and promotional activities in furtherance of its aims
coordinate its efforts and to co- operate with Government, both Central and
State, and other organisations to further the general cause.
To form or
join federations, and form new branches and units at various levels, but only if
the Council sanctions this expansion and prescribes rules for it.
staff, to acquire, hold, possess and dispose of properties both moveable and
immoveable, to take loans, and to receive grants, bequests and donations, in
order to further its objectives, and
To undertake such other activities as are conducive to the fulfillment of any or
all the Aims, Objects and Purposes of the
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