Livelihood Security in Northwestern Himalaya: Case Studies by R.B. Singh, Reija Hietala

By R.B. Singh, Reija Hietala

This ebook identifies and analyzes livelihood affects of contemporary environmental and socio-economic adjustments in city and rural settings of the mountainous nation of Himachal Pradesh, north western Himalaya, India. The findings of the study take care of the wider targets of the altering styles of agricultural construction with specified connection with diversification, in addition to forest-based livelihood results, fresh improvement Mechanism wooded area venture actions, the jobs of other ethnic teams and non-governmental corporations and the advantages and shortcomings of tourism as a livelihood resource. those initiatives are studied through the use of an exploratory procedure, with player remark, interviews via random and cluster sampling between villagers, neighborhood land clients and officers, in addition to with land disguise interpretation and secondary statistical info. This booklet is appropriate for academic use including coverage enter at the matters exploring livelihood protection in a swiftly turning out to be constructing country.

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The forests covered an area of about 246 km2 in 1989, which was about 34 % of total geographical area of Manali tehsil. The forest cover has now declined to about 223 km2, which is about 31 % of total area of Manali. 2). Declining forest cover is a critical issue in such a high-altitude and fragile area, as small changes in forest cover may lead to major modifications in biodiversity and other ecosystem services. The decline of forests may be attributed to encroachment by built-up and agricultural land therein.

3 Climate Change, Glacier Lakes, and Livelihoods 31 Landsat 5 TM (Thematic Mapper) data (30-meter resolution) in October to November 2011 were used. The satellite data covering study area were obtained from Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) and Earth Explorer. As reference and base map preparation, Survey of India topographical sheets of 1:250,000 scale were used. ) satellite image processing software to create a False Colour Composites (FCC). The layer stack option in image interpreter tool box was used to generate FCCs for the study areas.

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