The tradition of carpet weaving in India is centuries old. Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand) was selected as locale of the study because carpet weaving is more concentrated here as compared to other centres because a large number of Bhotia people are living here. They have inherent talent of knotting of carpets which is passed through generations. These carpets are limited to the state market only because weavers were not having knowledge about the carpet finishing. Moreover, they were following the same carpet designs since many generations. Therefore, in the present study training module was developed and training was imparted to the carpet weavers of Pithoragarh to prepared the carpets with better finish.Apart from this as carpet weavers were following the same designs since generations, they were encouraged to create new designs. Carpet designs were developed by researcher using Corel Draw 12 software. These designs were shown to the weavers to make them aware of new carpet designs. Weavers were encouraged to create and practice new carpet designs.
This work on the ‘Survey and Mapping of Commercially Important Medicinal Plants in the State of Uttarakhand’ was initiated in the month of February 2008. It was a collaborative work between Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and Uttarakhand Forest Department (UKFD), funded by the Government of Uttarakhand. The Major objectives of the work was as follows: (i) To quantify the availability of commercially important medicinal plants in various Forest Ranges of Uttarakhand; (ii) To generate a spatial database on the distribution and abundance of medicinal plants for future monitoring and conservation planning; (iii) To evolve strategies for sustainable harvest of medicinal and aromatic plants.
This book contains information about the Medicinal Plants of Tribal area Khatima of district Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand, India. It also lists the methods used to cure different diseases and day to day problems of their community. Being confronted to these methods would surely help everyone to get an easy way out of their respective common health problems. Additionally, one can bring a bright insight in Phytochemical Research. Hence, raising concern for their conservation and more utilization as medicine/ drug.
This book highlights the phenomenon of Gender Gap in education (GGE) which is a pervasive problem of India as a whole and of Uttarakhand. Though there is a sharp increase in the share of girls who enrol in, attend, and complete various levels of schooling but the significant gender gap at elementary level of education still exists. This book highlights that one explanation for this gender gap is the degree of social exclusion within Uttarakhand, as indicated by psycho-social inertia and heterogeneity, which triggers both economic and psycho-social mechanisms to limit girls' schooling. This book also focuses the causation of gender gap in education in Uttarakhand. This book discusses the policy problem by analyzing the stakeholders concerns and taking into account the ground realities and suggests the state government three policy alternatives. The first policy alternative is to maintain status quo.The second alternative is to shift the responsibility from public to private. The third policy alternative is to introduce more accountable education system with active support of all stakeholders, which is very effective, efficient,and plausible to bridge the gender gap in education.