! Bringing wool value addition services to Uttrakhand through a PPP approach Implemented by Bhartiya Gramotthan Sanstha, Uttrakhand !
Project Summary :
Uttrakhand, a pristine Himalayan state, is resource rich with traditional wool based livelihood systems. The buyers from the lower areas use the local wool for its good quality and warmth. Harsil Wool is one of the most popular Himalayan wool. The sheep rearing community typically move to alpine pastures in summer months from the low lying areas and then return during the harsh winter months. This traditional system has helped in restoring the mountain ecosystem. With the advent of technology and development of wool processing units in Ludhiana, Amritsar and Panipat, customers started to buy machine-manufactured wool. The centralization started to buy machine-manufactured wool. The centralization of Wool processing in the hands of a few, dissuaded sheep rearing communities to continue this tradition. To remedy this situation, BGS procures raw wool from the sheep rearers/ producers groups (through Working Capital Funds) and undertakes the processing of the wool at the CFSC by paying processing charges.
Project Facts ! UPNRM Support ! :
Project Approach :
BGS procures raw materials from producer groups and processes them at CFSC by charging a reasonable price. The CFSC undertakes the following activities:
Benefits of the CFSC :
Impacts of the Project :
The project is helping in enhancing livelihood of the rural community. It is ensuring continued income generation through sustainable natural resource management. Promotion of sheep rearing activity has led to livelihood generation for the communities while preserving the traditional mountain ecosystems.
Mr Anil Chandola
Incharge Bhartiya Gramotthan Sanstha
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