for working for the socio-economic development of rural women of Uttarakhand
Initiative: Development the knowledge, attitude, aptitude and skills of rural women in Uttarakhand
Location: Delhi, India
Udyogini’s initiative ‘Develop the knowledge, attitude, aptitude and skills of rural women in Uttarakhand’ is to support women enterprises to become leaders in MAP value chains for economic and social empowerment and to generate incentives against unsustainable extraction of MAPs. 90% of medicinal plants used by industries today are destroying the sub-alpine and alpine pastures (‘Bugyals’) in Uttarakhand. Udyogini is supporting sustainable value chains that feed into the national and global herbal markets to protect 6 endangered species while providing employment opportunity to over 1,000 women.
Udyogini work on MAP to conserve 6 rare species which are involved in training and sensitising more than 1,500 producers for the selection process of medicinal and aromatic plants, covered 32.34 ha area in MAP crops in 4 blocks of Chamoli district, and converged with MGNREGA for labour cost and plantation material worth INR. 9,18,000.