CHINAR is a Non Profit Organization based in the Indian Himalaya and engaged in applied research & development, environmental education and capacity development related to sustainable mountain ecosystems for sustainable livelihoods of the mountain communities


CHINAR is registered as a Trust under Trust Registration Act 1882. The main goal of the organization is Sustainable Mountain Ecosystems for Sustainable Livelihoods.

The main objectives of the organizations are: 

  1. To work for livelihood improvement of the Himalayan Communities to raise the quality and standard of living;

  2. To document and promote indigenous knowledge of the Himalayan communities;

  3. To raise awareness on environmental, cultural and social issues of Himalaya among citizens/society at large;

  4. To develop the capacity of Himalayan communities for ecological restoration, livelihoods and cultural improvement;

  5. To research and document the ecological and cultural richness of the Himalaya and work for its betterment;

  6. To research, develop and promote appropriate technologies for the Himalaya;

  7. To improve the education standard through experiential learning, new methodologies and capacity development of teacher.


Our Projects are focused on development, research and capacity development. They are mainly focused on following thematic areas:











If you care for the Himalayan ecosystems and the Himalayan communities and want to make a difference but do not have time to work for these issues then help us to implement your dream project in the field. You may donate for:

1. Livelihoods of Himalayan      communities.

2. Support education in the        mountain villages.

3. Energy interventions              (smokeless stoves, biogas,      solar lamp, solar street           lights, etc.

4.  Health 

5.  Restoration of                          ecosystem. 

6. Books & clothes, etc.......

Note: You get a receipt of your donation for tax rebate. We send you report and photo evidence for your contribution.

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Come be a part of the change by joining hands in our initiatives as funder, donor, knowledge partner, availing our capacity development workshops and training's, community tourism, internships, etc.

"Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth... these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all."  Ban Ki-moon

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