Fodder Plantation

One of the biggest challenge of livestock sector in Uttarakhand is timely availability of fodder. The shortage of Fodder results in low quality and low yield of milk that in turn affects the profitability of the livestock rearing. The shortage also affects the lives in hills in many ways. Women are mainly responsible for arranging fodder for the livestock and they have to walk a long distances to fetch the need. The condition becomes worse during winter season with the absence of seasonal grasses for fodder and the village women have to walk further long distances to collect forage. To address this concern, the project carried out fodder plantation in over 1597 hectare in 30 project clusters across 10 districts of Uttarakhand and 1 district of Himachal Pradesh. New varieties of grasses like Napier, Guinea and Thysolinia were introduced to continue the supply especially during the lean season. To ensure local availability of rootstocks, communities residing around the fodder plots were encouraged to develop micro nurseries. These micro nurseries provided rootstock for gap filling in the fodder plots and also provide steady income to the nursery growers. Fodder plantation has also been linked with MGNREGA and villagers earned income while working on fodder plots.

Pre-plantation work on Common Land in Project Clusters

Pre-plantation work on Private Land in Project Clusters

Fodder Tree Sapling Grading before Plantation by SHGs Members

Plantation on Common Land

The Uttarakhand Govt. is Encouraging People for Planting Tree and Grasses.
Government of Uttarakhand Celebrates the process of plantation as 'HARELA MAHOTSAVA'

Fodder Plantation on Private Land

Forage Crop Cultivation

Fodder Tree Nursery in Bhilangana Tehri Garhwal

Fodder Production on Common Land

Himmotthan Head Office

193, Vasant Vihar, Phase-2

Behind Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School


Uttarakhand, India - 248006

Contact Number : (0135)- 2760728, 2761796

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Uttarakhand, India - 248006

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Himmotthan Regional Offices
1. Kumaun Region-Almora

(Mohalla Talla Galli, Jakhan Devi, Almora, Uttarakhand India, 263609)

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Near Petrol Pump, Gopeshwar,District Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India

3. Garhwal Region Office- Jadipani

Gram Saud, Jadipani, Chamba Block, District Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

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C/o Advocate Otsal Wangdus near Postal Colony
Housing Colony Leh - 194101 (Ladakh), India
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