• VAPAS (Value Added Products for Agricultural Sustainability)

    VAPAS (Value Added Products for Agricultural Sustainability)

    Rural Uttarakhand state has been infected with migration to towns & cities in search for high income jobs as agricultural income fails to bring positive socio-economic impact on the rural families and communities. ‘Palayan’ has become one of the biggest issues that rural Uttarakhand faces today. Agriculture has always been

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  • Uttarakhand Industrial Hemp Management & Cropping system

    Uttarakhand Industrial Hemp Management & Cropping system; The right approach!

    With a forecast of boost in industrial hemp international commercial market in coming years, the step of Uttarakhand State government to legalise cultivation of iHemp is a welcome decision. Uttarakhand state has been working hard to address the problem of migration from villages to cities and high yield crops like

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  • Hemp global expansion

    Uttarakhand: Beginning of journey to Global industrial Hemp market

    According to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.USA, the global industrial hemp market is expected to reach USD $10.6 billion (INR 7.5 lakh crores approx.) by 2025 and the market is anticipated to expand at a *CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 14.0%. Growing population and rising disposable income are expected to

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  • Industrial hemp: Start of first phase of cultivation post iHemp legalization

    Uttarakhand Industrial hemp cultivation: Applying for license to grow iHemp

    Since Uttarakhand became the first Indian state to legalise industrial hemp, lots of interest has generated in the farmers and youngsters of the mountain population to become part of the hemp revolution. The economic benefits of the iHemp clearly surpass the other local crops. We have been getting many queries

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  • Industrial Hemp Uttarakhand

    Industrial Hemp: Economic opportunity for farmers of Uttarakhand

    Cannabis has a long history in India, veiled in legends and religion. The earliest mention of cannabis has been found in The Vedas, or sacred Hindu texts. These writings may have been compiled as early as 2000 to 1400 B.C. According to The Vedas, cannabis was one of five sacred

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  • HempCouture

    Integrating Hemp in Uttarakhand organic farming systems

    Hemp’s high versatility makes it a prime candidate in Uttarakhand organic farming systems. Uttarakhand is the first state in India which has legalised iHemp (Cannabis sativa L) for industrial production. This has provided positive hope to many villagers in rural Uttarakhand as it would ensure increased economic viability for farmers

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