New Delhi, July 17 : The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu in Nepal and the Gobind Ballabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPIHED) in Almora.
The GBPIHED is an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
This MoU will provide an institutional mechanism for undertaking mutually beneficial research activities in the Himalayan region, enable efficient coordination and will ensure sustainability of partnership between the two organizations.
This will also facilitate the GBPIHED to develop as an interface institution between the Central Government and the local communities in the Indian Himalayan Region.
This MoU shall be valid for a period of five years.