Assessment of the Sustainable Livelihood Security of the Ecologically Vulnerable Indian State – Uttarakhand
Asian Journal of Geological Research,
The state endowed with natural beauty, Uttarakhand, is analyzed in this study. The sustainable security of its social, ecological, economic aspects is measured using the sustainable livelihood security index framework. The state government is focusing on investments in hospitality sector because of tourists coming from round the globe to enjoy the natural beauty of the state. The capital city, Dehradun, is leading the board with top performance in SLSI ranking followed by the natural beauties, Nainital and Almora. Haridwar, the pilgrimage place, is amongst the top performers. The results from the study are as expected. Government needs to frame policies in order to protect its ecological zones.
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