What was the Mussoorie Resolution?
Conclave of the Himalayan States held in Mussoorie recently passed the Mussoorie Resolution.
What are the contents?
The Mussoorie Resolution signed by the Himalayan States saw them pledging to make endeavours to protect and conserve the rich Himalayan heritage and ethos for the prosperity and well-being of the nation; cherish and nurture the wealth of biodiversity- the glaciers, rivers, lakes, forests and wildlife; preserve the vibrant folk arts and crafts, the culture and folklore to pass them on to coming generations. The Himalayan States also pledged to conserve for posterity the spiritual legacy of the mountain culture, to work out strategies for sustainable development of mountain areas with a sense of equality and justice, to cherish and conserve the history of mountain societies, their historical legends and the glory associated with the lofty Himalayas and to hand over this grant heritage in pristine form to the nation and the world.
Demands of the Himalayan States
One-day Himalayan conclave was held in Mussoorie in July 2019 in which for the first time the Himalayan states have come on a single platform to take a unanimous stand on certain issues. The 11 Himalayan states are: Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakahand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagalaland, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and Assam.
What are their demands?
Why green bonus?
A green bonus thus is needed to compensate the Himalayan states for their disadvantages.
Centre promised organic agriculture, start-ups and development programmes.