Making People of India Proud of our Mountains
Making People of India Proud of our Mountains
Make people of India proud of our mountains
Make people of India proud of our mountains
Make people of India proud of our mountains
Photo Competition
Photo Competition
1st Photo Kitchen Garden of Mountain
1st Photo Kitchen Garden of Mountain
Photo Competition Arunachal
Photo Competition Arunachal
A Women seperating a husk from its seed in Lachung (North-Sikkim)
A Women seperating a husk from its seed in Lachung (North-Sikkim)
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The Integrated Mountain Initiative (IMI) is coalition of individuals and institutions formed in 2011 to redefine the architecture of sustainable development across the 11 mountain states in the Indian Himalayas and Northeast India in which it operates. The Indian Mountain Initiative aims to bring mountain concerns to centre stage in regional, national, and global agendas through sustained and informed dialogue between all stakeholders
Our vision is simple but deep:

Make people of India proud of our mountains

Our Mission statement flows from our vision
We are a collective initiative for recognizing the value of mountain regions, and enabling people to realize the potential by integrating knowledge and experiences of multiple stakeholders.
The Himalayan Cleanup is back on 26 May 2019.

Last year we created history. The Himalayan Cleanup of May 26, 2018 undertaken under the theme of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ caught the imagination of the 12 Himalayan states receiving tremendous response. We cleaned up over 250+ sites led by 200+ organisations and 15000+ volunteers.

This year, let us continue to fight plastic waste in our mountains, towns and spaces. Lend your hand and Raise your voice to #beatplasticpollution.

Register your events at the link given below:
#OurMountainsDeserveBetter     #HImalayanCleanup2019
The Himalayan Cleanup2019

The Call for Nominations for Dr R.S Tolia for the year 2019 is now open.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Strengthening Science, Policy and Practice Platform for Climate Change Adaptation in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR)
  • Preparing a State of the Himalaya Report in the context of climate change and with reference to key sectors such as water, forests, agriculture, etc.
  • The Department of Science and Technology has approved scaling up of climate change adaptation planning and implementation in the Himalayan states.
  • Policy briefs and three thematic papers on climate change related issues being developed.
  • Policy documents summarizing Integrated Risks and Vulnerability Assessment and adaptation planning in the Indian Himalayan Region for policymakers.
  • Enhanced capacities on academic and public institutions to address climate change in the Indian Himalayan Region.
The Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Improved and effective collaboration, networking and sharing amongst legislators; grassroots workers, civil society, and various other stakeholders of mountain states.
  • Identification of pilot projects for up scaling in respective mountain states in the future to ensure sustainability of the TCP;
  • Research and Policy briefs and reports on agriculture and allied sectors;
  • State of Mountain Report on Agriculture and allied sectors that highlight the current scenario of these sectors in the mountain states of the IHR;
  • Interim report and Final report detailing the current status and achievements of the project respectively.
National Mission on Himalayan Studies
Understanding Mountain People’s Approach and Practices  To Combating Climate Change

A compendium of best practices developed through research and dialogues conducted at state level that will provide inputs for enriching the mountain policy and policy makers and legislators.

Latest Events

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Himachal Pradesh

The Seventh Sustainable Development Summit (SMDS) held in Solan, Himachal Pradesh on 3rd and 4th

Arunachal Pradesh

IMI held 8 meetings in Darjeeling-Kalimpong, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Ladakh, Tripur

IMI and Sustainable Development Forum Arunachal Pradesh (SDFA) in collaboration with Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptat

The Himalayan Cleanup took place across the 12 mountain states on May 26th has revealed that more than 95 per cent of

Partners & Supports

  • Partner
  • SCGJ
  • Ladak Snow Leopard Foundation
  • RIMO Expeditions
  • FAO
  • GEF
  • WWF
  • Lead India
  • TERI
  • Government of Manipur
  • Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
  • Uttarakhand Van Vikas Nigam
  • Government of West Bengal
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Government of Mizoram
  • Partner
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • Government of Nagaland
  • Government of Meghalaya
  • Government of Sikkim
  • Government of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
  • UNDP
  • Tata Trust
  • Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change
  • Ministry of DoNER
  • GIZ

Become a Member

Becoming an IMI member gives you access to our people and resources, our network and thinking. It allows you to contribute meaningfully to the future of India's mountains

Become a Partner

Partner with us to support our cause by contributing your organisation’s time and resources. If your company wishes to channel its corporate social responsibility on giving back to India’s mountains,

Get Involved

Contribute meaningfully to the future of India’s mountains by engaging in ongoing events. If you would like to work wit IMI, please mail us on with your resume.


Our Projects

We provide a platform for stakeholders in India's mountain states and regions to come together and discuss sustainable development, evolve the consensus on priorities and action plans, and consult relevant authorities. The Government of India's Planning Commission Task Force(2010) formed "to look into problems of hill states and hill areas and to suggest ways to ensure that these states and areas do not suffer in any way because of their peculiarities"

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