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DEHRADUN: Green People, a social enterprise working towards reviving old traditions of farming and associated practices in the state of Uttarakhand, have launched The “Bakri Chaap” range of naturally grown indigenous farm produce like Grains, Pulses, fruits, Vegetables, Goat, Sheep and Beet products.
The initiative aims at halting the migration of local farming & hill population from the state for better job opportunities by reviving old traditions & occupations as well as promoting sustainable development. The “Green People have set 6 Bakri Chaap Collection centres of local farm produce —at Nag Tibba where farmers can come and give commercially viable and naturally grown healthy produce, and plan to open another 10 in the next 6 months.
The Green People team is a consortia of people coming together from different walks of life for a common cause of protecting Micro-Cultures with the desire is to promote development alongside ecologically responsible means, They work towards letting the people of the hills stay and take up occupations that were gradually being deemed redundant
Bakri Chaap has had resounding acceptance from locals because the farmers in remote areas too benefit. Mobile collection vans collect produce from the farmer’s doorstep adding to a further saving of transportation charges for them. These produce are initially being provided to local Five Star Hotels as well as restaurants across the State of Uttarakhand and will soon be taken nationwide.
The initiative is bearing fruit and the “Bakri Chaap Collection centres in Uttarkashi recently procured about 20 quintals of grain from local farmers in two days. Hotels & Resorts like Vana and the Prestigious Holistic Retreat have pledged to source Bakri Chaap products. Their team of experts recently visited the Goat village as well as interacted with farmers.
Bakri Chaap is carving a niche in indigenously grown products both with farmers and consumers. The Bakri Chaap team’ is making every effort to provide a platform and collection/storage services to producers as well as sellers to reach more buyers.
The Green People will also soon be opening “The Goat Village” at Nag Tibba (Tehri) as homestays for tourists with 12 (Twelve) Cottages. It will be offering Adventure Tours, Agriculture Tours, Education volunteer tours, Culinary tours & Special Interest tours. The Mud/Stone & Wood accommodation, has provided employment opportunities to rural people in this remote area. The Goat Village aims to bring alive traditional Architecture and has been built with almost no impact on the environment.
The Green people have also adapted The Sleeping Village at Rudraprayag, The Ski Village, Raithal, Uttarkashi and hope to have several such projects in the state in the near future.
The Green People seeks to give an impetus to tourism activity to boost economy and help rehabilitate various regions of Uttarakhand. Mentored by Colonel Ajay Kothiyal, Principal of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering & Hospitality & Travel industry veteran Roopesh Rai The Green people are committed to helping restore abandoned villages for tourism purposes with the aim of stemming migration, helping tourism and economy as well as skilling local youth.
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