Agriculture is the backbone of Uttarakhand and is practised my many people especially those living in the hilly areas of Uttarakhand. Many hilly people of Uttarakhand have taken agriculture as their main occupation as it gives them bread and butter. The women of Uttarakhand are also involved in agriculture as men leave the hills to find better jobs in cities.
Aaloo Khet is a potato farm that belongs to the government. The production of potatoes is substantial and is supplied to many places outside the state of Uttarakhand.
The state run Angora farm is a kilometer ahead from Gwaldam’s main bazaar, established in 1987. The farm has five Shila which houses 35-37 animals. During the day, the goats are taken to graze in the nearby meadows leaving the newborns safely behind. One enclosure has 60 massive German Angora rabbits.
The man in-charge runs a tight shift on the elaborate breeding and feeding habits of these exotic rabbits. The cultivation of Angora rabbit wool is considered an alternative to sheep rearing.
Chaubatia Gardens is located about 10 km south of Ranikhet in Almora district of Uttarakhand. The name Chaubatia literally suggests the junction of 4 ways.
Hidden in a nook in the ridge along a gentle stream 9 km out of Gwaldam on the road to Debal, Machhi Tal came up in 1928, when the British thought they would breed fish here for personal consumption.
*RAM TAL HORTICULTURE GARDEN*
Ram Tal Horticulture Garden is small scenic horticulture garden near a pond. One of the best picnic spot in Chakrata, Ram Tal is located at 12 kms in Mussoorie road from main Chakrata town. Garden has several trees of Apple, Pulam & Rhododendron (Burans) trees.
Like most parts of India, agriculture plays a significant role in the economy of Uttarakhand. Owing to its vivid topography and diverse agro-climatic endowments, subsistence farming is practised in most parts of Uttarakhand. The hilly areas of Uttarakhand practise mixed cropping, while in the plain areas single crops are grown. Crops like basmati rice, wheat, coarse cereals, pulses, soybeans and oil seeds are widely grown in Uttarakhand.
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