in Devprayag, India, where two other rivers, the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, converge.
Start of the Ganges River in Devprayag, India, where two other rivers, the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, converge. © Ian Shive/Tandem Stills+Motion

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Founded in 1951 in the United States of America, we work in 79 countries across six continents with a science-led approach to create nature-based solutions for the environmental challenges facing our planet.

The Nature Conservancy has been advancing projects in India since 2015 to support India’s efforts to “develop without destruction”. We work closely with the Indian government, research institutions, NGOs, private sector organisations and local communities to develop science-based, on-the-ground, scalable solutions for some of the country’s most pressing environmental challenges. We legally registered in India on June 20th, 2017, under the name TNC-The Nature Conservancy Centre.

Our aim is to support the Indian government’s national priorities by bringing in our expertise in science, global experience, ability to take pilot initiatives to scale, and working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders. Our projects are aligned with national priorities such as the Namami Gange and Namami Devi Narmade river restoration programmes; restoring urban wetlands; addressing air pollution from crop residue burning; sustainably advancing renewable energy and reforestation goals; and building healthy, sustainable and smart cities.

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