Who We Are


Himalaya Water Service Tatha Vikas Avam Paryavaran Sanrakshan Samiti (HIMWATS) is a non-governmental organization working towards the development of Uttarakhand. HIMWATS is registered under Indian Societies Act and has been allocated a Registration No: 758/ 1997-98 (renewal No 73/2004-2005, for five years) in Haldwani Office of Registration of Societies, Uttarakhand (UK), INDIA.

Uttarakhand is the newest state in the Indian Union, and one of the most backward too. Majority of people living in the 15620 villages and in most of the 81 cities and urban locations in the 13 districts of UK are inherently below the poverty line. The primary stable profession is Agriculture; with only cash earning profession being small number of the youth in the national army. Most of the frustrated youth go away to the plains of India for search of jobs and in the absence of any education due to poor parental monetary condition, they land in the plains all over India, doing the menial jobs in small hotels and restaurants – washing dishes and cooking food etc.

Champawat is one of poorest districts in the state. The Savidya Upasamiti of HIMWATS was started to help the children and youth of the hills through education and training using regular govt. schools and professional institutes and workshops.

The organization aims at alleviating the poverty, the backwardness and the miseries of people from Uttarakhand villages by providing financial help and impetus to the poor children in the area, to avail the advantages of formal Primary education and Vocational Training.