Livelihood Security in Northwestern Himalaya

Case Studies from Changing Socio-economic Environments in Himachal Pradesh, India

  • R.B. Singh
  • Reija Hietala

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Roles of Agriculture in the Context of Changing Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Pankaj Kumar, R. B. Singh
      Pages 27-40
    3. Suraj Mal, R. B. Singh
      Pages 41-51
    4. R. B. Singh, Swarnima Singh
      Pages 53-66
    5. B. R. Thakur, D. D. Sharma, Prince Mohan
      Pages 67-82
  3. Promoting Livelihood Security in Community Through Forestry Activities

  4. Livelihood Security of Different Ethnic Groups, Roles of the NGOs and Tourism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Noora Salmela
      Pages 173-187
    3. Subhash Anand, Anju Singh
      Pages 189-202
    4. R. B. Singh, Nitu
      Pages 203-219

About this book


This book identifies and analyzes livelihood impacts of recent environmental and socio-economic changes in urban and rural settings of the mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh, northwestern Himalaya, India. The findings of the research deal with the broader objectives of the changing patterns of agricultural production with special reference to diversification, as well as forest-based livelihood outcomes, Clean Development Mechanism forest project activities, the roles of different ethnic groups and non-governmental organizations, and the benefits and shortcomings of tourism as a livelihood source. These tasks are studied by using an exploratory approach, with participant observation, interviews through random and cluster sampling among villagers, local land users, and officials, as well aswith land cover interpretation and secondary statistical data. This book is relevant for educational use together with policy input on the issues exploring livelihood security in a rapidly growing developing country.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R.B. Singh
    • 1
  • Reija Hietala
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.University of TurkuTurkuFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54867-6
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54868-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-3542
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-3550
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