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Sustainable livelihood security in Uttarakhand state: A micro economic evidence of district level analysis

Pantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 17, Issue - 2 ( May-August, 2019)

Published: 2019-08-01

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The paper has estimated sustainability in Uttarakhand by computing Sustainable Livelihood Security Index (SLSI)for 13 districts of the state using secondary data on various indicators under the ecology, economy and social heads for the years 2016-17. The study has found that SLSI value for Nainital (0.59), Udham singh nagar (0.57) and Pithoragarh(0.50) districts respectively with high sustainable livelihood security status and remaining districts Dehradun (0.48), Haridwar (0.48), Pauri Garhwal (0.46), Rudraprayag (0.45), Champawat (0.44), Tehri Garhwal (0.40), Almora (0.38), Chamoli (0.32) and Bageshwar (0.30) were showed moderate sustainable livelihood security index with rank forth to twelve. District Uttarkashi (0.24) was come at last rank with value which showed that low sustainable livelihood security status. the value of ecological security index varies from 0.63 to 0.26,value of economic efficiency index varies from 0.71 to 0.11 and value of social security index varies from 0.79 to 0.33.The paper has suggested some measures for sustainability in the state in the years to come.

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