Everyone believes in chokho pani as it connects all life, yet it has no demonstrated collective social presence. It is a silent observance and private expression, mostly at individual and household levels. Interestingly, many of the springs and other water sources are choked with household and commercial waste.
Our combined experiences – in particular from those who are in the front lines of offering viable energy solutions to low-income people – are needed to build a growing movement, one that is offering a greater range of quality, affordable energy products and services to those at the base of the pyramid.
More scientific research is needed to find a common ground to integrate ancient healing practices and modern medical science. Even though each domain works in its own sphere there is common ground in holistic methods. There is growing encouragement for modern healers to collaborate with traditional healers to bring greater benefit to human health.
When different people are drafting scenarios of the future, even if all have the same level of information, they will get to different result. Usually the one closest to reality will lead to leverage most opportunities. Even though this is easy to understand, in reality it does not always work that way.
The vision of a pilot program is underway. China’s Ministry of Construction and urbanization has selected several test cities such as Suzhou, Hangzhou and even Baoding to become trial green cities during the coming five-year plan. The China Banking Regulatory Commission wants to come up with guidelines for financing.
Dharan receives over 2000 mm of rain every year (average – 5 years, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology). A household having a roof of 100 sq. meter could trap 200,000 liters of rainwater of which 160,000 liters can be used. For a family of four using 100 liters per person per day can theoretically live off rainwater throughout the year.
The closing plenary provided an opportunity to summarize the discussions as well as determine key actionable points and out comes from the summit that can be taken up by various institutions. Ambica Shrestha, Chairperson, Dwarika’s Hotel: The very idea of Himalayan Consensus is very important for the region to develop. This should not just be the … Read More