Conventional energy resources are fast depleting and therefore alternative resources are required to sustain the fast progress and development of any nation. This
situation is more pertinent to India where fast growing population and developmental activities are posing major challenges to the government as the country has
limited resources of energy. Therefore, focused research should be intensified to explore the potential of geothermal energy resources in India. Realizing its
importance, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, has started a major research programme to study geothermal systems of the Himalaya covering
Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Leh-Ladakh regions of India.