Traditional Agricultural Production in Changing Land Use Pattern in the Himalayan State Uttarakhand


  • Vishleshwar Department of Geography, DSB Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital- 263002
  • P. C. Chanyal Department of Geography, DSB Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital- 263002



Traditional Agriculture, Changing Pattern, Land Use, Himalaya and Uttarakhand


Uttarakhand is a Himalayan state with more than 70% population is depended on agriculture and allied activities. Increasing population has its significant role in the changing land use in the world at present. Changing land use pattern is affecting the livelihood practice everywhere. Uttarakhand is a small state with a difficult terrain. A small approximately 14% of plain area, where agriculture is in vast and in a commercial way. But almost 86% of total land in the Uttarakhand is only in sustenance and in primitive way. It has been found that changing land use pattern is directly impacting agriculture practice in the Uttarakhand. This study is aims to identify the status of land use change as well as the status of agriculture in this changing scenario of land use in the Uttarakhand.

Author Biographies

Vishleshwar, Department of Geography, DSB Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital- 263002

Vishleshwar, M.A. in Geography and UGC NET qualified in Geography. He has research experience as JPF, SPF and SRF in GBPNIHE, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora. He is presently pursuing his PhD in Geography from Department of Geography, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital. He has contributed 3 research papers in reputed journals including UGC-Care Listed and Peer-Reviewed.

P. C. Chanyal, Department of Geography, DSB Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital- 263002

Dr. P.C. Chanyal, Ph.D. and UGC-NET (Geography) and presently working as the senior assistant professor in the Department of Geography, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital. He has a teaching and research experience of over 14 years. he is Coordinator of EDUSAT-ISRO program in the Department of Geography, D.S.B. Campus, Kumaun University Nainital and successfully organized more than 60 courses during the tenure. As a main author, he has contributed more than 20 original research papers in reputed journals including Scopus, UGC-Care Listed and Peer-Reviewed and has been published 10 books. His research interest area relied upon Remote Sensing & GIS Application, Geo-Spatial Technologies and Its Application on Natural Resources Management, Horticultural Practices & Agricultural Development in Himalayan Region, Soil and Water Resource Management, Environment and Climate Change. He is associated with many societies and journals and an Assistant Editor of a reputed peer-reviewed research journal.


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How to Cite

Vishleshwar, & Chanyal, P. C. (2024). Traditional Agricultural Production in Changing Land Use Pattern in the Himalayan State Uttarakhand. RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary, 9(6), 44–56.