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Strengthening Cultural Actors of Himalayan Minorities

Sector: Human rights

EU Contribution: € 500,000.00 (88.53% of total).

Implementing organisation: Pragya Trust

Duration: from 03/2009 to 02/2013

Description: Overall objective(s): to enhance valorisation and diffusion of cultures of high altitude Himalayan minorities and integrate them in a positive manner in development mechanisms and the mainstream psyche. Specific objective: local capacity for culture

Location : The project will be implemented in the high altitude belt (above 2500 metres) of the Himalayan region in India. This comprises parts of six Himalayan states in India: Western Himalaya: • the Ladakh region comprising the two districts of Kargil and Leh in the state of Jammu & Kashmir • the districts of Lahaul & Spiti, Kinnaur and Pangi valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh Central Himalaya: • the districts of Chamoli, Uttarkashi and Pithoragarh in the state of Uttaranchal Eastern Himalaya: • the district of West Sikkim in the state of Sikkim • the district of Darjeeling in the state of W. Bengal • parts of the districts of West Kameng and Tawang in the state of Arunachal Pradesh