“Holistic, integrated & sustainable development of the hill people based on their cultural values, traditions and resources.”
“Empowering people to take their development decisions themselves & build a stable society that is free of social, economic & gender inequity.”
"Provide sustainable food security, socio-economic security and promotion of livelihoods to the rural poor households."
Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC) is an autonomous voluntary development organization, which aims to help the mountain people by working for their holistic, integrated and sustainable development based on the indigenous knowledge, cultural values, and local resources. It was established in 1988.
Climate change is an issue that has brought greatest development challenge to the society. HARC has been working in Uttarakhand since 1988 for the holistic development of the poor and marginal people.
An Alternative Farming Approach to Climate Change
An article published in Terra Green by Ms. Nitin Jugran Bahuguna
The farmers of Uttarakhand have devised a fool-proof strategy to increase crop production and effective cultivation in order to fight the inadvertent effects of climate change. It also talks highly about women empowerment in the farming sector. Nitin Jugran Bahuguna tells us more.
Analysis of Model Value Chain in Vegetable Sectors in Uttarakhand
Case Study: Value chains developed by Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC), Uttarakhand, India
by: GTZ- RED, Uttarakhand
Giving an Identity to Rural Women of Uttarakhand
Since past two decades, the issues of women have attracted the attention of the whole world. The year of 1975 was a milestone in the history of women's movement when United Nations Organisation (UNO) declared 1975-85 as the International Decade for Women.
Tomato Supply Chain
Gravity Based Ropeway
Empowering Rural Women of Alaknanda Valley, through Farmers' Cooperative
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Detailed project reports of 10 panchayats (18 revenue villages) of Naugaon and Purola under Integrated Watershed Development Program have been prepared by HARC. A Mou has been signed between District Rural Development Authority and HARC for the Preparation of detailed project reports. Under this micro planning was organized in the 18 Villages based on their problems and priorities. Participatory method was adopted for collection of information and preparation of micro plans. In this planning provisions have been made for the management of natural resources , livelihood promotiona ctivities and establishment of micro enterprises. Field inspection of the activities to be organized that were identified by the villagers was organized and it was discussed with the villagers.
According to the guidelines of government of India for watershed development, GPS reading Of the place was taken where the works have to be done. The people were provided information about the Google earth by which the works will be online linked. The beneficiaries list for three years planning was particularly selected. Mapping was also organized.The orientation programs were also organized for the secretaries and the office bearers of watershed development schemes.