Social Watch Forum Himachal Pradesh (SWFHP) is a network of civil society organizations, and individuals to build a process of monitoring the states progress towards professed goals of social development, particularly with respect to the marginalized section of the society. Its main areas of concern are entitlements of Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribes; Panchayati Raj Extension to Scheduled Areas; Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers Forest Rights, displacement by hydroelectric projects; challenges of MNREGA, Forest Rights etc.
SWFHP is a part of the initiative to make democracy meaningful and participatory. The innovative approach of the Social Watch process is unique in terms of looking at the functioning and efficiency of the key institutions of governance. SWFHP is working the under the auspice of Peoples Campaign for Socio-Economic Equity in the Himalayas.
SWFHP released State Social Watch Citizen’s Report for Himachal Pradesh on 30th, March, 2011. The report was released by Mr. Kulbhusan Upmanyu (Founder & member of Himalaya Bachao Andolan) and Prof K.S Dheer (Chairman, Campaign for Socio-economic equity in Himalayas).
Mr. Sukhdev Vishwapremi
Himachal Pradesh Social Watch,
TDC-Voluntary Action Group (RTDC- VAG)
Ghuggar-Nala Road, Palampur
Distt. Kangra-176 061, Himachal Pradesh
Phone: 01894-235813, 09418425543