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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 648-655

Awareness on Livelihood Options among Youth of Uttarakhand: A Review
Divyata Joshi1* and S.K. Kashyap2
1Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab
2Department of Agricultural Communication, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India
*Corresponding author

The Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, carved out of Uttar Pradesh in 2000. The state has almost all major climatic zones, making it conducive for commercialization of horticulture, floriculture and agriculture. With this, organic farming and forest based industries has vast potential. People living in this region rich in terms of natural resources happen to be the poorest of the poor and marginalized. They are largely dependent on subsistence agriculture and are struggling to raise their income and quality of life. Mountainous areas still lack employment opportunities making the living of hill people harder. People in hills are moving towards plain areas of the state in search of their livelihood. Studies show that majority of the population which migrates is aged between 15 to 29 years i.e. youth which migrate for search of security, stability and source of income. Most of rural youth comes from agriculture background as majority of the area in Uttarakhand falls under rural area in which 95 percent of the household are primarily dependent on agriculture as a source of livelihood, but the participation of youth in agriculture is only 59 percent. Researches reveal that one the major reason behind migration is information gap persisting among rural youth of hills about the livelihood options already available there. They lack information about new technologies, package and practices, commercialization of crops which is crucial for development of better source of livelihood for them and to raise their standard of living. The youth lack necessary information and knowledge about agriculture production and processing and market. They need to get aware about different ways of engaging in the agriculture sector and making it a potentially lucrative career option.

Keywords: Youth, Agriculture, Information Gap, Livelihood Options, Awareness
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Divyata Joshi and Kashyap, S.K. 2019. Awareness on Livelihood Options among Youth of Uttarakhand: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 648-655. doi: