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Indian states demand payment for ecosystem services: An idea whose time has come
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Indian states demand payment for ecosystem services: An idea whose time has come

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
India

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.

Rajnath Singh asks states to
India

Rajnath Singh asks states to "be vigilant" against Chinese transgression along Sino-Indian border

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
Politics

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.