MoU Between Himmotthan and UK Forest Department

A preliminary analysis of Forest Survey of India (FSI) reports of the past 10 years indicates that the reserve forests in fringes and Civil/Soyam forests are getting degraded and need restoration. In addition to this, the community led Van Panchayats (VPs) also need consolidation in terms of good practices. In June 2013, Uttarakhand experienced a disaster in form of massive slope failures, severe erosion and floods leading to breach of roads, culverts, bridle paths, buildings and other infrastructure in forest areas at numerous places. On top of this, the rural population in the hills has very limited livelihood opportunities. The problem has its roots in inaccessibility, remoteness and vulnerability of the scattered hill villages exacerbated manifold by the disaster. On Nov 17th, 2017, a MoU was signed between Uttarakhand Forest Department Project Management Unit (PMU) and Himmotthan Society for implementation of Uttarakhand Forest Resource Management Project (UFRMP) funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The aim of the project is to contribute towards eco-restoration and enhancement of forest resources, expansion of livelihood opportunities and income generation of the forest dependent people and mitigating the risks of sediment disasters in highly vulnerable areas in future.

Himmotthan Head Office

193, Vasant Vihar, Phase-2

Behind Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School


Uttarakhand, India - 248006

Contact Number : (0135)- 2760728, 2761796

Himmotthan WATSAN Office

41, Vasant Vihar, Phase-2


Uttarakhand, India - 248006

Contact Number : (0135)- 2762966

Himmotthan Regional Offices
1. Kumaun Region-Almora

(Mohalla Talla Galli, Jakhan Devi, Almora, Uttarakhand India, 263609)

2. Garhwal Region Office- Chamoli

Near Petrol Pump, Gopeshwar,District Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India

3. Garhwal Region Office- Jadipani

Gram Saud, Jadipani, Chamba Block, District Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

4. Himmotthan Society/Tata Trusts PMU Leh

C/o Advocate Otsal Wangdus near Postal Colony
Housing Colony Leh - 194101 (Ladakh), India
Tel: 01982-253553

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