IMI delegation apprises CM of need to incentivize Himalayan states

NEW DELHI, Jun 18: A delegation of the Indian Mountain Initiative (IMI), led by its president Sushil Ramola and secretary Fantry Mein Jaswal, called on Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu here on Tuesday and discussed with him the need to incorporate issues of the Himalayan states in the Fifteenth Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations to incentivize the mountain states in order to enable them to provide ecosystem services.
The IMI delegation made a presentation on the interventions necessary in areas such as disaster management, expanding the green coverage, reducing erosion, enabling the mountain states to cope with influx of tourists, etc.
Khandu assured the delegation of all support from the Arunachal government to the IMI, and said he would cooperate with his counterparts in the 11 mountain states of the Himalayan region in dealing effectively with the unique challenges faced by these states. (CMO)