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Redefining the Himalayan Carrying Capacity through a People-Centric Approach

. An Immersive Online Discussion Workshop on the Carrying Capacity of the Himalayas: A People-Centric Approach was organized by the Centre for Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CECCSD), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi on October 9th, 2023. This discussion was part of the #WebPolicyTalks Series: The State of the Environment - #Planet Talks. The chair for the program was Mr. Tikender Singh Panwar, a Senior Fellow at IMPRI and the Former Deputy Mayor of Shimla.

Operationalisation of Sittwe Port’s New Terminal: An Advancement in Maritime Prospects

It was a dream of former Prime Minister (PM) Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who first envisaged opening an alternate sea route through Myanmar for the northeastern part of India in 2003. Bangladesh at that time was very non-committal on transit to India. The Ministry of external affairs (MEA) appointed the public sector consultancy company RITES to do a study in 2003. The operationalisation of Sittwe Port's new terminal was the beginning of the journey.