Understanding the importance of Himalayan Mountains the Government of India's National Action Plan on Climate Change has an important sub Mission known as National Mission For Sustaining The Himalayan Ecosystem . It says that the Himalayan Eco-System is vulnerable and susceptible to the impacts and consequences of a) changes on account of natural causes, b) climate
change resulting from anthropogenic emissions and c) developmental
paradigms of the modern society. It further says that The mission attempts to address some important issues concerning:
Sustaining the Himalayan eco system as a
national mission, will focus on the rapid generation of four types of
national capacities, They deal with
- Himalayan Glaciers and the associated hydrological consequences
- Biodiversity conservation and protection
- Wild life conservation and protection
- Traditional knowledge societies and their livelihood and
- Planning for sustaining of the Himalayan Ecosystem.
- Human and knowledge capacities
- Institutional capacities
- Capacities for evidence based policy building and governance and
- Continuous self learning for balancing between forces of Nature and actions of mankind.
In above context Government of India asked each state government to prepare their Action Plans on Climate Change in 2010. Out of 10 states, only 7 could develop their draft action plans. The states like Uttaranchal, Himachal and Tripura are yet developing their plans.