Environmental Awareness

Uttarakhand Himalayas as part of Himalayan eco-system influences the climatic conditions of the whole country, from monsoon to river water, all are influenced by the Himalayas.

Indian region is one of the most distinct bio-geographical regions of the world. India is the seventh largest country in the world and Asia's largest country with a total area of 3029 million hectare. And with that, conservation of Himalayan environment and eco-system is quite crucial and critical for the sub-continent. Land slides, earthquakes, hailstorms etc. have always been a challenge for the people of Uttarakhand Himalayas. They need to be aware of these natural disasters and how to cope up with them.

Champawat, Uttarakhand We, at HIMWATS, organize sessions for people where we talk about these disasters and ways to minimize the damages. We also educate the people about other environmental issues like deforestation, water conservation etc. Magazines have been published and distributed free of cost.

Impact of Himalayas on Climate

The Himalayas have a profound effect on the climate of the Indian subcontinent and the Tibetan plateau. They prevent frigid, dry Arctic winds blowing south into the subcontinent, which keeps South Asia much warmer than corresponding temperate regions in the other continents. It also forms a barrier for the monsoon winds, keeping them from traveling northwards, and causing heavy rainfall in the Terai region. The Himalayas are also believed to play an important part in the formation of Central Asian deserts such as the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts.

The mountain ranges also prevent western winter disturbances from Iran from traveling further, resulting in snow in Kashmir and rainfall for parts of Punjab and northern India. Despite being a barrier to the cold northernly winter winds, the Brahmaputra valley receives part of the frigid winds, thus lowering the temperature in the northeast Indian states and Bangladesh.

 

Adopt a School

A unique program empowered by every technical know-how from Himwats Savidya with detailed information and step-by-step evaluation of proposed school(s).

 

Vocational Training

For the students to develop interest in vocational fields. We are targeting youths also who have some level of education and can be trained to earn their living.

 

Scholarships

Various merit based scholarships are available to disadvantaged students. We also facilitate Foundation for Excellence Scholarships to the students going for Higher Education.

 

Free Health Camps

are organized in various regions of Uttarakhand. People are informed about the various diseases pertaining to ears, eyes, heart etc. and they are treated free of cost.