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A Heaven for
Farming Innovation

Welcome to Uttarakhand, the picturesque backdrop for the 3rd Asia Horti Organic & Ayurveda Expo 2024. Nestled amidst the serene landscapes of Dehradun, Uttarakhand offers a compelling setting for our exhibition, enriched by its abundant natural resources and thriving agricultural practices.

As a state blessed with rich minerals and diverse topography, Uttarakhand serves as the primary source of livelihood for over 70% of its population. From the fertile plains to the verdant hills, agriculture plays a vital role in sustaining communities across the region. While commercial farming flourishes in the plains, hill farmers predominantly engage in subsistence farming, cultivating a wide array of crops.

Uttarakhand's unique geography is reflected in its four agro-climatic zones, encompassing six altitudinal farming approaches. This diversity creates a fertile ground for the cultivation of various crops, including rice, wheat, sugarcane, maize, soybean, pulses, oilseeds, as well as an abundance of fruits and vegetables.

Join us in Uttarakhand, where the convergence of natural bounty and agricultural expertise promises an enriching experience at the forefront of horticulture, organic farming, and Ayurveda practices.


Horticulture in Uttarakhand

Out of a total geographical area of 5.35 million ha in the state, 4.6 million ha (86%) is hilly area and 0.74 million ha (14%) is plain area. Only about 14 percent of the geographical area is cultivable which is mainly attributed to the topography of the state. Because of its location and diverse climate, the State has certain unique advantages for development of horticulture, agro processing industries, organic farming, off season vegetable cultivation and cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants which can be gainfully exploited.


Organic in Uttarakhand

Organic farming is the manifestation of the traditional environment stewardship of the people of Uttarakhand, providing a meaningful expression in the form of economic growth. Eighty percent of farmers in Uttarakhand practice organic farming by default in rain fed conditions. Uttarakhand is pioneering the revival of traditional agriculture practices and state Government is also initiating official steps toward converting the state into a fully organic state.


Ayurveda in Uttarakhand

The state has been an ideal destination for Yoga and Meditation in India, helping people to choose a healthier lifestyle and to get rid of their stress. Both Yoga and Ayurveda along with Meditation assist in achieving mental and physical wellbeing through the setting of the schedule that involves special diets, exercises, breathing practices, herbal remedies, meditation and physical therapies The serene environment in the state has offered an ideal setting for the practice of this life-giving practice, where the people without getting trapped into the worldly affairs can come to learn and seek treatments for a range of issues.

"To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves."

- Mahatma Gandhi

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