Performance of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC): Committee on Estimates (2018-19)

Taking note of adverse consequences of retreating of Himalayan glaciers, a Parliamentary panel has recommended the Centre to make adequate financial allocation and infrastructure available for an extensive study of the ecosystem to measure the extent of glacial retreat and the ways to mitigate its effects. Noting that glaciers in the Himalayan region are retreating at an "alarming rate" and that there is a need to regulate tourism activities, the panel has also suggested the Centre to constitute a committee of experts to formulate the guidelines to be observed while preparing the roadmap for Himalayan Eco-tourism. The Committee on Estimates (2018-19) in its 30th report on performance of the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) said urgent steps are required to create a mechanism involving all stakeholders who are directly or indirectly affected by the changes in Himalayan system so that integrated approach is adopted in the entire region.