• To conduct participatory research for understanding the specific needs, concerns and
    aspirations of the hill communities and marginalized section of society  and organize them for self-help.
  • To mobilize and build the capacities of rural communities especially the local youth in
    order to promote people-centered development processes.
  • To socially, economically and politically empower rural women.
  • To promote informed participation of the communities in governance, particularly the
    panchayats, and strengthen Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs).
  • To promote sustainable management of the natural resources of the Himalayan region.