Creating Resilient Community in Disaster Prone Geographies: Should AAGAAS Turn For-profit or Remain Not-for-profit?
Case Code: SUST019
Case Length: 20 Pages
Pub Date: 2015
Teaching Note: Not Available
Organization: Alaknanda Ghaati Shilpi Federation (AAGAAS)
Themes: Sustainable Livelihoods for Disaster Resilience
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Uttarakhand a state in the northern part of India with Dehradun being the state capital had a total geographic area of 51,125 sq.km of which 93% was mountainous and around 65% was covered by forests. The state was located almost entirely in the Himalayan region. The northern part of the state was bordered by the Himalayan range while the southern part was the Terai region that separated the mountains from the plains. The Terai region was characterized by thick forests, swamps, and grasslands. The state was a tourist destination because of its picturesque landscape made up of snow clad mountains, green valleys, rivers, and lakes. The two most prominent rivers of India, namely the Ganga and the Yamuna, originated in the mountains of Uttarakhand. The state was also a favourite destination for pilgrims. Kedarnath, Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Jageshwar, Bageshwar, Rishikesh, and Haridwar were all known for their religious importance. According to 2011 data, 25 million tourists visited Uttarakhand in tourist season which was more than twice the population of the state. It was reported that during the period January to June 20, 2013, more than 1.2 million people had visited the four towns of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri...
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