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Studies Organized

 

Watershed Management Directorate

S.No.

Agencies

Studies

objective

 1.

National Rain fed Area Authority

 

“Impact of watershed activities on the production systems and livelihood opportunities of local people in Fakot and Kalimati watersheds in Uttarakhand State.”

 

Objective: The broad objectives of the study is to assess the benefits of Watershed Development Programme on social, economic and ecological aspects especially Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture and Forestry.

 2.

Village committees formed under Doon Valley Watershed Management Project For Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi

“Village Level Institutions – Gaon Resource Management Association (GAREMA)”

 

Objective: Primary objective of the project was to assess and as far as possible reverse the ongoing degradation of the Doon Valley Environment. 

 3.

Uttaranchal Decentralized Watershed Development Project.

“Need Assessment of Agri Business Promotion for Chiyalisaud & Agastmuni Division” for Gramya Project, Uttaranchal Decentralized Watershed Development Project

Objective - The survey was conducted to explore the opportunities of livelihood for the poor under the agribusiness promotion intervention.

 

 4.

G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, Kosi Katarmal, Almora

“Participatory Action Plan for Eco-development – Convergence of Services Approach for Income Generation”

 

Objective - A quick evaluation of selected watershed management programs to identify problems of integration, coordination and convergence based on secondary sources, interview of stakeholders & primary sources. To draw a participatory action model for preparation of sustainable and replicable projects.

 5.

Directorate of Watershed Management, Dehra Dun

“Minor Irrigation Systems of Five Watersheds (Haldwani, Rishikesh, Ram Nagar, Lansdown & Kotdwar) of Uttaranchal”

Objective - To document successful model and best practices and given recommendation for policy formulation on Minor Irrigation 

 6.

Study conducted by Himalayan Action Research Center (HARC)

“Logistics Support Solution (Study Focuses on the Forward Linkage of the Agricultural Products”

Objective - To develop a complete logistic support system for HARC, to identify the transportation network and documentation process, to provide the packaging support solution & study of the cost effectiveness in the process.

 

State Government Departments

S.No.

Agencies

Studies

Objective

 1.

G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, Kosi Katarmal, Almora

“Participatory Action Plan for Eco-development – Convergence of Services Approach for Income Generation”

 

Objective: A quick evaluation of selected watershed management programs to identify problems of integration, coordination and convergence based on secondary sources, interview of stakeholders & primary sources. To draw a participatory action model for preparation of sustainable and replicable projects.

 2.

Study conducted by Himalayan Action Research Center (HARC)

“Logistics Support Solution (Study Focuses on the Forward Linkage of the Agricultural Products”

 

Objective: To develop a complete logistic support system for HARC, to identify the transportation network and documentation process, to provide the packaging support solution & study of the cost effectiveness in the process.

 3.

Diversified Agricultural Support Project (DASP, UA), Govt. of Uttaranchal

“Marketing Feasibility of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables of “Rawain Valley Fruits & Vegetables Growers’ Association and Sustainability Issues”

 

Objective: To Analyze the feasibility of the marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables by any one farmers’ federation. The “Rawain Valley Fruits & Vegetables Growers’ Association” was chosen the same as this was the most successful federation of its kind in the state of Uttaranchal

 4.

Diversified Agricultural Support Project {DASP, UA), Govt. of Uttaranchal

“Identification & Analysis of Strengths of Local Market & Marketing Potential” in the five project districts (Almora, Nainital, Dehra Dun, Uttarkashi, Udhan Singh Nagar)

Objective: To analyze & identify the strengths of local products viz. the local markets on which the focus should be concentrated.

 

 5.

 Diversified Agriculture Support Project, Govt. of Uttaranchal

“Market Feasibility & Marketing System of Fruit & Vegetable Mandies” Mandies Surveyed – Chandigarh, Muzzaffarnagar, Saharanpur & Sarahan

Objective: To study the market system for the feasibility of marketing of products and the real internal status of mandies. To analyze the timely consumption of marketing crops.

 6.

For Diversified Agricultural Support Project (DASP, UA), Govt. of Uttaranchal

“Surplus production of SHGs” in the 5 project districts of Uttaranchal (Almora, Nainital, Dehra Dun, US Nagar, Uttarkashi)”

 

Objective: To collect and compile a database of all the active SHGs in the 5 districts, their surplus produce and the savings & demand requirements of the SHGs produce in the market in the project districts and identify potential linkages.

To assess the major produce of each block and find area of diversification & the linkages of these SHGs with the banks and financial institutions for credit facilities

 7.

Study conducted by Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC)

“Marketing Strategies for Women Self Help Groups’ Federation”

 

Objective: To study the marketing of selected products by the women self-help groups’ federation promoted by HARC and suggests strategies for the improvement of the same.

To study the procurement, marketing and finance related linkages established by the federation and assess the scope for strengthening the existing ones and establishing new linkages.

 8.

Study done by Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC)

“Various Agro based Livelihood Opportunities & their possibility in Upper Yamuna Valley in District Uttarkashi “

Objective: To know the possibility and prospects of economic activities based on horticulture & forestry in Upper Yamuna Valley in District Uttarkashi 

 9.

Study conducted by Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC)

“Agriculture System Planning of District Uttarkashi”

 

Objective: To study intervention of Extension Activity in District Uttarkashi.

 10.

International Interdisciplinary congress On women - Women’s World “99 (20 - 26 June 1999)

“Role of Mountain Women In The Management of Sustainable Eco-system”

Paper Presentation

 11.

International Conference on Environmental Education Southern Crossing - Pointers for change -The Australian Association for Environmental Education 14-18 January 1999

“The Issues In Community Based Participative Management of Environment”

 

Paper presentation

 12.

Study conducted by Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC)

“Assessment of Prospects of Economic Activities Based on Natural Resources in the Upper Yamuna Valley (Naugaon Development Block)”

Objective: To assess the prospects of economic activities based on Natural Resources in the Upper Yamuna Valley (Naugaon Development Block)

 13.

In 22 villages covering Naugaon, Purola & Mori Blocks of Uttarkashi Distt. by HARC

“Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK)”

 

Objective: To analyze the agricultural practices in Rawain Valley that has evolved in their specific socio-economic environmental context and to document the ‘indigenous technical knowledge’.

 14.

G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development, Kosi Katarmal, Almora {Ministry of Environment & Forests)

“Building a Model Plan for Bio-diversity Conservation & Socio-economic Development of the People in the Buffer Zone of the Valley of Flower National Park Based on Sustainable Eco-tourism”

 

Objective: To create a model plan for bio-diversity conservation & socio-economic development of the people in the buffer zone of parks and sanctuaries based on sustainable eco-tourism. The overall approach of study was a step forward in the direction of settlement of conflict among different component responsible for resource conservation and development.

 15.

Study conducted by Himalayan Action Research Centre (HARC)

 

“Mahila Mangal Dals (MMDs) on their history, structure and functions in Naugaon Block of Distt. Uttarkashi”

 

Objective: To make a detail study about the history, structure and functions of the Mahila Mangal Dals (MMDs), to access how far they are contributing to the process of empowerment & brought changes in the life and status of the village women.

 16.

Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Nainital

“Need of Land Consolidation (Chakbandi)”

 

Objective: To prepare an advocacy document for the need of land consolidation.

 17.

UUSDIP and PRIA

Assessment of Current Status of IEC and Awareness Amongst the General Community Concerning Program Components in the Municipal Limits of Dehradun, Nainital And Haridwar

Objective: The main objective of the study is to provide the necessary information to UUSDIP Program towns so that they can design the implementation methodology for preparing required IEC materials, their dissemination, and awareness generation on issues related to the Program component.