Uttarakhand Stories

Agriculture

Uttarakhand being a hill state offers great opportunity in agriculture and animal husbandry, about 75% of the people living in Uttarakhand are dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. While those residing in the vulnerable parts are untouched by modernization so they lack knowledge about the new agricultural techniques which results in less produce. However, educating the agro-based communities about hybrid seeds, machinery, bio-techniques, organic farming, haphazard of insecticides and pesticides etc. can help them in raising their productivity.

Agriculture Turning Tides in Hills: A case of Naini

Agriculture Turning Tides in Hills: A case of Naini

Introduction Pointing towards an old dilapidated house, Dharma Singh Rana tells me that he has spent his entire childhood and adulthood under that thatched roof....
The Success Story of Divya Rawat- The Queen of Mushroom Farming

The Success Story of Divya Rawat- The Queen of Mushroom Farming

If you have been following eUttarakhand.com then you must have come across an article about 'The Mushroom Woman of Uttarakhand' Yes! I am talking about...
Hiresha Verma: The Mushroom Woman of Uttarakhand

Hiresha Verma: The Mushroom Woman of Uttarakhand

A country where the agro-based communities are committing suicide and are forced to alienate themselves from farming Hiresha has appeared as a silver lining in...
Harela: An eco-friendly festival of Kumaon

Harela: An eco-friendly festival of Kumaon

Harela, one of the auspicious festivals of Kumaon is celebrated for welcoming the rainy season, new harvest and to commemorate the wedding anniversary of Lord Shiva....
Reviving Agricultural Productivity in Uttarakhand

Reviving Agricultural Productivity in Uttarakhand

About 75-85% population of Uttarakhand is dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. In order to provide a sustainable source of income to those living in...
Metallic Plough – A blessing for the dying forests

Metallic Plough – A blessing for the dying forests

At present in Almora district, there are more than 600 peasants who are using metallic ploughs for farming instead of wooden ploughs. Not only in...
Sudha Gunwant: A Farmer and Environment Emancipator

Sudha Gunwant: A Farmer and Environment Emancipator

Since 2003, she is practicing protective irrigation, started own seedlings before the monsoon, and cultivate exotic, high-value crops like the Kiwi fruit. She is a...