1st Himalayan Conclave held at Uttarakhand

Published on July 29, 2019
Current context: The first Himalayan Conclave was held in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand on 28th July 2019.
1st Himalayan Conclave held at Uttarakhand
  • The main agenda of the conclave was water conservation, with focus on glaciers, water bodies, lakes, rivers and reviving water resources that are dried up over the years.
  • All the 10 representatives of Himalayan states unanimously decided at the conclave to constitute a separate ministry at the centre to focus on the matters related to the Himalayan region.
  • Another key demand by the states was for a ‘green bonus’ for the ecological services that will be provided by the states.
  • The states called for developing new tourist destinations as all the existing tourist destinations in the hills have come to a saturation point.
  • All of them decided to conduct the conclave every year to discuss and mitigate issues pertaining to Himalayan states.

Question: 

Q.1 The first Himalayan Conclave was held in which state?
a. Tripura
b. Jharkhand
c. Punjab
d. Uttarakhand

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