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Studies Organized

 National and International Departments/ Institutions






Directorate of Extn., Deptt. of Agri. & Co-operation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India

“Agro Ecological System and Agriculture Extension Programme in Distt. Uttarkashi – An overview”

Objective: To study and compile a report on the status of agro ecological system and agriculture extension program in Distt. Uttarkashi and see the future possibilities in the region


Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Nainital

“Need of Land Consolidation (Chakbandi)”

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


A joint study with Society of Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi

Effectiveness of Village Level Institutions – Self Help Groups (Loan & Savings Groups of Village Women)”

Objective: To do a comparative analysis of the contexts and factors, which contribute towards the effectiveness of village level institutions.


A joint study with Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi

Effectiveness of Village level Institutions”

Objective: To develop a thought on effectiveness and strengthening of village level institutions.


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.


Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi

“Devolution of Primary Education to Panchayats”


Objective: To make an understanding on devolution of formal education to Panchayats, to know the roles of people managing primary education at present & role of Panchayats, especially Gram Panchayats in the management of primary education.


Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi

“Community Efforts for the Strengthening of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) (In context of Land, Water & Forest) – A Participatory Attitude”

Objective: To compile the community efforts to conserve, manage and use of natural resources.



Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi

Women on General Seats”

Objective: To determine the personal & socio-economic characteristics of women elected on general seats, how the elected women perceive their future role and performance on the elected, to give suggestions for increasing the participation of women even on general seats & to examine the role of election authorities in the constituencies where women were elected on general seats.


Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi (Supported by Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi and Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi at state level)

“Three Tier Panchayat Election 2003 - Effectiveness of Pre-Election Voters Awareness Campaign (PEVAC) – Uttaranchal”


Objective: To know the impact of PEVAC campaign among the village people, which is implemented by HARC


Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi

“Consensus in First Panchayat Election of Uttaranchal 2003”


Objective: To find out the consensus in the Panchayat election & future implication of the consensus, to know what factors actually play important role in the process of consensus, how the awareness program stimulate the consensus.



HIMALAYAN Women’s Access To And Control Over Natural Resources (LAND, WATER AND FOREST)

Objective: Imagining Rights-Based Development Strategies




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.


German Development Cooperation {GTZ}}

“Analysis of Value Chains for Selected Districts of Garhwal Region” (On going)

Objective: To assess production under each identified sub sector and the type of value addition at village and to assess the existing value chain for each identified sub sectors in each block/district.



Developing Entrepreneurship in Value Chains of Cinnamomum Tamala (Bay leaf) market survey (ICIMOD)


Objective: To improve economic security of forest dependent communities in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India by maximizing benefits from sustainable production, processing and marketing of Cinnamomum tamala (Bay Leaf), in socially inclusive, gender sensitive, environmentally sound and regionally shared manner.



Enhancing Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction of Mountain People by Linking High Value Products and Services (HVP) to Value Chain Development

Objective: The main objective of the study was to Analyzed & develop a dynamic value chain in participatory manner.