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1st Himalayan Conclave held at Uttarakhand

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
1st Himalayan Conclave held at Uttarakhand 1st Himalayan Conclave held at Uttarakhand Reviewed by Neha Verma on July 29, 2019 Rating: 5

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