Himalayan states in India are demanding payment for ecosystem services such as clean water and pristine forests, based on the idea of natural capital whose time has come.
Himalayan states seek 'green bonus' at Mussoorie conclave: Region is crucial for water conservation, protection of eco-sensitive zones
The Himalayan states on Sunday came together at a conclave in Mussoorie to demand a separate Union ministry to deal with problems endemic to them.
The meeting with the Himalayan states comes days after India refused to participate in China's Silk road project 'One Belt, One Road' conference in Beijing
Rajnath Singh calls Himalayan state chief ministers' meet on development issues along Sino-Indian border
Development of roads, bridges and other infrastructure along the 3,488 km-long Sino-Indian border will be at the top of the agenda during a day-long meeting of chief ministers of five Himalayan states convened by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Gangtok on Saturday.