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By MeraPahad on April 30, 2009
Hatal, a small village in the Tiyuni area of Uttarakhand, has witnessed a quiet revolution over the last decade. A group of progressive farmers have succeeded in growing high-quality pomegranates in this area which had no history of growing the fruit. Pomegranates are mostly grown in western and southern India due to the favourable climatic conditions. These farmers succeeded in growing hybrid varieties of capsicum, tomatoes and broccoli as well.
By MeraPahad on April 29, 2009
If you want to do something you do not require many resources for that. You need a strong will to do the work and you can achieve many things. You need to start doing rather then thinking. You have read the similar things in Women Empowerment and Village Ways. Today I am going to tell you the story of 85 year’s old Narayani Devi. Many environmentalist,scientist, social activist are still figuring out the ways to fight the plastic menace, Narayani Devi 85 year’s old illiterate resident of a village Thureti 10 k.m from Nainbagh and 50 K.M from Mussoorie has found a novel way of getting rid of unwanted plastic. She collected the plastic bags from around the area and began weaving a carpet (Chatai) for herself made of plastic ropes. Few years ago sitting in her lawns was disgusted with the unwanted plastic which was destroying the environment in the area and seeing that nothing was been done took to task of weaving fine colourful carpet for herself. She said, “I collect whatever plastic I can lay my hands to and convert into fine rope for the carpet”.
By MeraPahad on April 28, 2009
The idea behind this Daily Dose of Uttarakhand (DDU) is to make you aware about those aspects of Uttarakhand which are normally overlooked by many.We try to bring those things in light which can motivate people,give them some food for thought and they can feel the “essence of Mitti” (माटी की सौंधी खुशबू) and get the picture of real Uttrakhand. You must have seen that nearly in every Uttarakhand centric site there is only one aspect of Uttarakhand and that is the its natural beauty BUT Uttarakhand is not only having natural beauty but you can also find the sheer hard work of its natives,the pain behind preserving the mother nature. In the complete portfolio of MeraPahad Dot Com sites you will feel all such issues apart from the natural beauty of Uttarakhand.
Yesterday we have told you about the Village Dairy Cooperative Movement in Uttarakhand for empowering women. Today we would tell about the Village Ways,a unique project for tourism.