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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2007, 04:05:06 PM »
Across Peaks & Passes in Kumaun Himalaya

Harish Kapadia

 

ISBN     : 8173870969

Year      : 1999

Edition  : First

Pages   : 229 + 61 coloured & b/w plates + 13 maps

Binding : Hardcover

Price   : $ 27.80

एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720

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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2007, 04:06:03 PM »

Here is the real infoarmtion. ON Jim Corbett  books.

Man-Eaters of Kumaon
 Author:  Jim Corbett  
Format:  Paperback  
Publish Date:  July 1993  
ISBN-10:  0195622553  
ISBN-13:  9780195622553  
List Price:  $10.95  

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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2007, 04:08:19 PM »
ALMORIANA: A Travel Account of Kumaun Himalayan Ranges
Ajay S. Rawat
ISBN     : 8185097216
Year      : 1991

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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2007, 04:09:32 PM »
BRITISH ADMINISTRATION IN KUMAON HIMALAYAS: A Historical Study (1815-1947)

A.K. Mittal
Year      : 1986
Binding : Hardcover
Price   : $ 11.10

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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2007, 04:10:16 PM »
Development of Uttara-khand: Issues and Perspec-tives by G.G. Mehta. APH Publishing, New Delhi. Pages 205. Rs 400.

G.S. MEHTA has brought out a number of books on Uttarakhand dealing with its economy and development. With this volume he adds one more to the list.

Uttarakhand has seen two mass movements in recent times. One, the Chipko movement, in which women were in the forefront to save the ecology of the hills by not allowing trees to be cut. The other has been a political movement to carve cut a separate state of Uttarakhand.

The people want a separate state because they feel that the area has been neglected and has not received its due development attention. Besides, they feel discriminated against in job and education opportunities due to the reservation policy for the OBCs.

Mehta feels that despite decentralisation and more funds for the hill areas, the region has remained underdeveloped. This is despite its potential for hydel power generation, forest wealth and tourist centres. This has been so not because of any lack of interest but because of absence of a region-specific approach. They did not take into consideration the local conditions and requirements of the people.

Mehta analyses the growth and development of different economic sectors, rural and industrial, agricultural and forestry, employment and migration, energy and tourism, and women’s contribution to its development.

The only drawback is that all these issues are looked at in a statistical approach. In fact the whole book is an analysis of statistical data. When talking of health facility he writes, "... medical facilities was Rs 65 crore during the eighth Plan period and it increased to 71 crore .... The number of allopathic hospitals and dispensaries per lakh of population is significantly much higher (11.81) in Uttarakhand ...."

Writing about rural electrification, "the proportion of villages having the facility of electricity increased from 27.17 per cent in 1980-81 to 75.53 per cent in 1991-92 and 78.80 per cent by the end of 1996-97".

On education "........ enrolment rates of upper castes children were 94.35 per cent as against 89.52 per cent for scheduled castes ....". "Similarly in the case of girls the enrolment rates were 93.30 per cent, 86.20 per cent and 78.74 per cent in the case of general castes, SC and ST groups of children respectively".

There is no human touch, not even on an issue like women empowerment. Statistical data follow statistical data. When writing about tourism, statistical data on the number of shops, types of shops/establishments follow. One misses the personal touch, observations and the human angle.

The problem with a hill region is that it cannot take care of an increasing population which requires bringing more area under cultivation and urban development, thereby reducing forest cover. Though the annual increase of population is 2.26 per cent, 65 per cent of the population is engaged in agriculture, while 92 per cent depends on it for its livelihood. Though official statistics reveal that 67 per cent of the area in Uttarakhand is under forest cover, satellite images put this figure as 44.31 per cent; roughly 17 lakh hectares classified as forest need to be brought under actual forest cover. Forests need to be managed so that they yield timber and firewood without reducing the forest cover. Oak trees are one of the most prized trees found in the region.

The writer feels that people should grow fruits and vegetables, which give more income. However, it is the small farmer who grows paddy and wheat for sustenance. He also feels that the number of livestock is decreasing. This is an area in which people can be helped to increase milk yield and production of wool.

Uttarakhand is not suitable for industrial development, except for electronic units and mineral-based ones. Mining of minerals however poses a danger of environment degradation. Hydro-electric power production has immense scope. At present only 20 MW of micro hydel power has been tapped from an area that has a potential for 800 MW under micro hydel projects.

Tourism is an area which cries out for expansion. Of the 127.48 lakh tourists who visited Uttarakhand in a single year, the highest number 31.42 lakh visited Rishikesh, 26.96 lakh Dehradun, 14.74 lakh went to Mussourie and surprisingly only 11.73 lakh visited Nainital.

About 10 per cent of people from Uttarakhand migrate to the plains in search of employment. A large number of them (23 per cent) are in the armed forces, while 44 per cent have gone to Mumbai and Delhi. Migration proves that carving out a separate state would not be viable unless areas in the plains are included in the state for absorbing the population and providing employment.

Writing about village panchayats Mehta makes an interesting observation. "This emerging political environment has given birth to groupism, social clashes and conflicts. As a consequence, traditionally maintained cooperation and friendly environment has begun to deteriorate." But then panchayats have been part of rural India for thousands of years, though there were no elections

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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2007, 04:12:23 PM »
Environmental Health in Garhwal Himalaya

Ramila Bisht

 
ISBN     : 8173871329
Year      : 2002
Edition  : First
Pages   : 176


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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2007, 04:13:33 PM »
FERN Flora of MUSSOORIE HILLS

Ajay Sood

Binding : Paperback
Price   : $ 11.10

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« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2007, 04:13:51 PM »
Wah Suchira ji and Mahar ji keep the info coming. +1 karma aap dono ko.

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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2007, 04:15:27 PM »
FERNS OF NAINITAL
S.P. Khullar; Y.P.S. Pangtey; S.S. Samant; R. Paramjeet

ISBN     : 8121100623
Year      : 0
Binding : Hardcover


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« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2007, 04:16:22 PM »
Flora of MUSSOORIE (Set of 2 Vols.)

Hari Om Saxena

 
Binding : Hardcover
Price   : $ 36.10

 

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