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Uttarakhand: Brief Profile
Geographic profile of Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is the 27th State of India and was carved out of Uttar Pradesh on November 9, 2000. It was known as Uttaranchal between 2000 and 2006. Uttarakhand is bordering Himachal Pradesh in the North-West and Uttar Pradesh in the South, and has international borders with Nepal and China. The famous peaks of Nanda Devi, Kedarnath, Trishul, Bandarpunch and Mt Kamet, the major Glaciers including Gangotri, Pindari, Milam and Khatling are located in Uttarakhand. The Ganga, the Yamuna, Ramganga and Sharda are principal rivers of this region. The State is home to 12 major ecological areas of the country that include Nanda Devi National Park, the Valley of Flowers, Gangotri, Govind and the Rajaji National Parks, Kedarnath, Mussoorie, Binsar ,Sanadi, Govind and the Ascod Sanctuaries. All these areas support many rare plants and animal communities
Uttarakhand has two Divisions, Garhwal and Kumaun, with 13 Districts, which can be grouped into three distinct geographical regions – the High mountain region, the Mid-mountain region and the Terai region. The 13 districts are Almora, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Champawat, Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Pauri, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar and Uttarkashi. Among the 13 districts, Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Pauri, Tehri, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Haridwar fall in the Garhwal region, while Nainital, Pithoragarh, Champawat, Almora, Udham Singh Nagar, and Bageshwar fall in the Kumaon region.
Uttarakhand is spread over an area of 55,845 square km having 78 Tehsils, 95 blocks and 7,227 Panchayats. The State has a total of 16,826 inhabitated villages, 86 cities / towns, and only five are major cities with population over 1 lakh.
Demographic profile of Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand has a population of 84.9 lakhs with average density of 159 persons per sq km. which varies from as high as 612 in Haridwar and 414 in Dehradun to as low as 37 in Uttarkashi and 48 in Chamoli. 89% of the villages have population less than 500.
Of Uttarakhand’s total population of 84.9 lakhs, 74% reside in the rural areas. The Sex Ratio for the State is 962 (as compared to the all-India average of 933). The Sex Ratio for the Rural Uttarakhand is 1007 while that for Urban Uttarakhand is 845. The Child Sex Ratio for the State stands at 908 which is considerably lower than the all-India average of 927.
The proportion of Scheduled Caste (SC) population in Uttarakhand is 18% and that of Scheduled Tribe (ST) population is 3%. The Sex Ratio for SCs stands at 942 while that for STs is 954.
The overall literacy rate for the State of Uttarakhand is 72%. The male literacy rate is 83% which is significantly higher than the female literacy rate (i.e., 60%). Table 1 gives a snapshot of some of the significant demographic indicators for Uttarakhand.
Table 1: Demographic Indicators of Uttarakhand
ItemValueProportion of Rural Population (%)74Proportion of SC (%)18Proportion of ST (%)3Sex Ratio962Child Sex Ratio908Sex Ratio (SC)942Sex Ratio (ST)954Literacy Rate (%)72Literacy Rate – Male (%)83Literacy Rate – Female (%)60
Health profile of Uttarakhand
Table 2 gives the figures for some of the important health indicators based on the Sample Registration System (SRS) of the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Government of India.
Total Fertility Rate of Uttarakhand (according to SRS 2006; the latest SRS 2008 figure for the State is not available) is 3.6 which is higher than the corresponding National average of 2.7. The Infant Mortality Rate is 44 (according to SRS 2008) which is lower than the National average of 53. The Maternal Mortality Ratio is 440 (according to SRS 2004-2006) which is significantly higher than the National average of 254. Crude Birth Rate (20.1) and Crude Death Rate (6.4) are lower than the corresponding National average figures of 22.8 and 7.4 respectively (according to SRS 2008).
Table 2: Health Indicators of Uttarakhand
Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2006)3.6Infant Mortality Rate (SRS 2008)44.0Maternal Mortality Ratio (SRS 2004-2006)440Crude Birth Rate (SRS 2008)20.1Crude Death Rate (SRS 2008)6.4
Economic profile of Uttarakhand
The proportion of BPL persons in Uttarakhand stands at 39.6% as compared to the all-India proportion of 27.5% (according to the estimates of 2004-05). The proportion for Rural Uttarakhand is at 40.8% while that for Urban Uttarakhand is 36.5%.
The Work Participation Rate for Uttarakhand stands at 37%; accordingly the proportion of Non-Workers stands at 63%. Among the workers, the vast majority belongs to the category of Cultivators (50%) followed by Other Workers (39%).
Table 3: Economic Indicators of Uttarakhand
ItemValuePoverty (% of BPL persons) – Overall39.6Poverty (% of BPL persons) – Rural40.8Poverty (% of BPL persons) – Urban36.5Work Participation Rate (%)36.9% of Non-Workers63.1Proportion of Cultivators (%)50.1Proportion of Agricultural Labourers (%)8.3Proportion of Household Industry Workers (%)2.3Proportion of Other Workers (%)39.3
Rural Local Governance in Uttarakhand
Table 4 below gives the number of Panchayats and reserved category-wise proportion of elected representatives at all levels and at Gram (Village) level. The proportion of SC candidates is less than 20% at the overall as well as the Gram Panchayat level. The proportion of women is above 37% (at the overall as well as the Gram Panchayat level) which is more than the 33.3% reservation as mandated by the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act. However, all these figures are as of 31st March 2008. Panchayat elections in Uttarakhand have taken place in September 2008 in which reservation for women candidates was increased to 50% by the State Government. The latest figures post the Panchayat elections of September 2008 are not available.
Table 4: No. of Panchayats and Elected Representatives in Uttarakhand
PanchayatsNo. of PanchayatsProportion of Elected Representatives
SCSTWomenAt all levels7,33519.263.4337.42At Village level7,22719.293.4037.60
A Small visit of Pauri Garhwal
Pauri Garhwal is a district in Uttarakhand state of India. Its headquarters is at Pauri. Pauri is situated at an elevation of 1650 meters and has a population of 24,743(Census-2001) . above sea-level on the northern slopes of Kandoliya hills, Pauri is the headquarter of the district Pauri Garhwal and the Garhwal Division. Pauri provides a panoramic view of the snow clad Himalayan peaks. Places to visit near Pauri are Khirsu, Doodhatoli, Jwala devi temple, Binsar, Adwani, Tarakund, Chila, Neelkanth and Kalagarh. Latest photos and picture gallery of Pauri, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal ).
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Education - Yamkeshwar Block
Education is a prerequisite for progress and development. And, in the order of priorities, Education has been accorded a high priority as an integral part of developmental process, which results in the greater number of literates and quantitative expansion of educational facilities with emphasis on qualitative improvement. In the Yamkeshwar block there are 15 intermediate colleges, 21junior high schools and 114 primary schools out of which mostly are in rural areas. In higher education, there is a single govt degree collage serving at Bithyani in the block leavel and all other students of the area depends upon the postgraduate college at Kotdwar and on the postgraduate college rishikesh affiliated to HEMWATI NANDAN BAHUGUNA GARHWAL UNIVERSITY SHRINAGAR.
In technical education there are one polytechnic institutions situated at Thalnadi. To fulfill the requirement of higher technical education, an engineering college was established in 1990 at ‘Ghurdauri’ at a distance of 175 km. from block head quarter. This college is affiliated to H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar. Making a modest beginning by offering degree course in Electronics & Communication Engineering, the college has emerged as a leading institution offering degree courses in Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. On the other hand students always go for the other parts of state for there higher education.
COMMUNICATION- Yamkeshwar Block
In the social life of the people, Communication has always played an important role in connecting people. In the block there were a number of traditional means and ways for communication like ‘Yatra’, ‘Phikval’, ‘Aauji’, ’Fairs’ etc. because of its geographical inaccessibility. Today, postal services has major network in the district, connecting most of the villages in remote localities. In recent years telecommunication facilities has drastically increased in the block with establishment of new telephone exchanges in rural & remote places In order to explore and exploit the vast opportunities offered by Information Technology in the field of communication with E-mail, Internet etc., there is not a single Cyber Cafes is serving in village areas of the Yamkeshwar block.
COMMUNICATION STATUS (1996-97)
BLOCK NAME- Yamkeshwar
POST OFFICES- 33
TELEPHONE - 140