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Inclusive Societal Development through Technology Intervention in Uttarakhand State, India


D. P. Uniyal , Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology; J. S. Aswal , Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology; M.S. Rawat , Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology


Uttarakhand state, Technology Resources Centres and Benefit


The Uttarakhand state has 13 districts and out of which 11 districts are hill and during rainy season the wide spreads landslides occurred round the part of the state and road connectivity remain cut off. In that time the farmers could not able to send their vegetable, fruits and other product in the market and most of the product has nastiest. The most of the region in Uttarakhand is known for production of Orange, Malta, Lemon, Pomegranate, Tomato, Pear and Apple etc. During rainy season landslides occurred in many places and road connectivity to the market has inaccessible for the villager, the fruit produce rots before it reach to the market. In order to address this problem, Technology Resources Centres (TRCs) has been developed a community facility centre for fruit processing, which in turn promotes Self Help Groups (SHGS) for women and socially deprived and offers fruit processing training such as: to look after raw material, judicious use of preservatives, packaging and marketing. A mechanism adopted by them enhanced the knowledge of the region. Now, more than 10838 inhabitants taking the benefit of the technology centres. Now they are not hurry to take fruits to market, rather they are in a position to negotiate good price for their processed products. In this paper an attempts has been made to highlights’ the successes stories of Technology Resources Centres established by Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST) in the different part of the state.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I7035
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2014
Page(s): 109-113

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