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Himachal Pradesh

The Seventh Sustainable Development Summit (SMDS) held in Solan, Himachal Pradesh on 3rd and 4th October, 2018, carried the theme of “Well-being of next generation of farmers in the Himalayan region” and brought into focus the central issues on Mountain livelihood in relation to the changing dynamics of ecology, social dynamics and economic developments.

Arunachal Pradesh

IMI held 8 meetings in Darjeeling-Kalimpong, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Ladakh, Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim in the months of May and June, to discuss case studies on good practices to climate change undertaken by the state with the state experts.

Arunachal Pradesh

A Legislators’ Dialogue on the Implications of Climate Change on Agriculture and Disaster Risk Reduction, followed by a session on Promotion of Bamboo in Arunachal Pradesh, organized by IMI and Sustainable Development Forum Arunachal Pradesh (SDFA) in collaboration with Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme.


The Himalayan Cleanup that took place across the 12 mountain states. This initiative saw the participation of 200 plus organizations with over 15000 volunteers from across the 12 mountain states who organized over 300 events for The Himalayan Cleanup.

Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh

The focus of the workshop was to provide opportunities to capture the potential of apple farming transforming household economy of Himalayan farmers in Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh and its scope in other states of IHR.

New Delhi

The Sixth Annual Meet of the Mountain States (MoMS-VI) was held in New Delhi on 12th February, 2018. The meet was organized at the WWF India Secretariat and followed IMI’s 6th Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS-VI) hosted by Mizoram Sustainable Development Foundation in Aizawl from 20-22 September 2017.

Aizwal, Mizoram

The Sixth Sustainable Development Summit (SMDS) held in Aizwal, Mizoram from 20 to 22nd September, 2017 addressed the crucial themes of Climate Change and Sustainable mountain Cities. The theme of climate change was divided into three sub-themes of


The Fifth Meet of the Mountain States (MoMS-V) organized on 10th February 2017, was a follow up to the 5th Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS-V). The three day Summit at Leh had deliberated on subjects of water security and skill for development in the mountains. As a part of the Meet, a legislators’ dialogue was also held.

Leh, Ladakh

The fifth Sustainable Development Summit (SMDS) held in Leh, Ladakh from 20th to 22nd September 2016, was based around the crucial themes of Water Security and Skills for Development in the Mountains. Water Security was then divided into three sub-themes:


The Fourth edition of the Annual Meet of the Mountain (MoMS-IV) states was held on 11th December 2015, on the occasion of International Mountain Day.


The Fourth Sustainable Development Summit (SMDS) was held in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on the 7th, 8th and 9th October, 2015. The summit followed the zero waste protocol. This SMDS was of significant relevance as it was organized in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake of April, 2015.

New Delhi

The Third Meet of the Mountain States (MoMS-III) conducted on the 10th and 11th of December, 2014 also coincided with International Mountain Day on the 11th. The major theme of the meet was mountain farming and discussions on the potential of organic agriculture along with the need of market linkages were carried out by the participants and stakeholders.

Kohima, Nagaland

The Third Sustainable Development Summit organized in Kohima, Nagaland from 25th to 27th September, 2013 and had over 350 registered participants. Along with the sessions on the three thematic groups of agriculture, water and forests, several side events were also organized to discuss mountain issues more extensively.

New Delhi

The Second Meet of the Mountain States (MoMS-II) held on 19th March, 2013 at New Delhi. The meet was organized to share the findings and recommendations of the Sustainable Development Summit with the stakeholders.

Gangtok, Sikkim

The Second Sustainable Mountain Development Summit was held in Gangtok, Sikkim on the 25th and 26th of May, 2012. It was organized by Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Sikkim (ECOSS) and attended by over 250 delegates from the member Himalayan states of India and the hill districts.

New Delhi

To take this initiative forward, the First meet of ‘Indian Mountain States’ (IMI) was organized by CHEA on 3rd November, 2011 at New Delhi. The meet saw participation from diverse sections of the Civil Society from across the North and North Eastern Mountain States.

Nainital, Uttrakhand

The First Sustainable Mountain Development Summit of IMI was organized in Nainital, Uttrakhand on the 21st and the 22nd of May, 2011. The inaugural summit selected four main themes as its focus-