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By R.B. Singh, Reija Hietala

This ebook identifies and analyzes livelihood affects of contemporary environmental and socio-economic adjustments in city and rural settings of the mountainous kingdom of Himachal Pradesh, north western Himalaya, India. The findings of the study care for the wider goals of the altering styles of agricultural construction with particular connection with diversification, in addition to forest-based livelihood results, fresh improvement Mechanism wooded area undertaking actions, the jobs of alternative ethnic teams and non-governmental enterprises and the advantages and shortcomings of tourism as a livelihood resource. those initiatives are studied through the use of an exploratory strategy, with player remark, interviews via random and cluster sampling between villagers, neighborhood land clients and officers, in addition to with land conceal interpretation and secondary statistical information. This booklet is proper for academic use including coverage enter at the concerns exploring livelihood safety in a swiftly starting to be constructing country.

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Northern Himachal Himalaya is situated in the lap of Western Himalaya between 31 200 and 33 120 N latitude and 75 500 to 79 040 E longitude. Northern Himachal Himalaya comprises three northern districts of Chamba: Lahaul, Spiti, and Kinnaur. The districts are bordered by Jammu and Kashmir in the north, Kangra, Kullu, and Shimla district in the south, Uttarakhand in the southeast, and China in the east (Fig. 1). These are the hilly districts with a general increase in elevation from west to east and south to north, ranging from 1,000 to 7,000 m.

Ecology being conventional discipline has always alienated humans from nature that also controlled ecosystems and biomes classification where human-induced responses and feedbacks have been overlooked (MEA 2005; Ellis et al. 2009). The current work would provide a map-based classification to analyse transformation on Himachal map in terms of human responses, changing climate, and its impact on livelihood security. 1 Data Base and Methodology Demographic Data The population growth has become the main driving force in land use/cover change.

The forests, glaciers, grasslands, etc. provide direct and indirect ecosystem services to local communities. Therefore, their assessment and regular monitoring with respect to increasing built-up land becomes essential, particularly in high-altitude Himalayan regions, such as in Manali tehsil. Manali is a world-famous mountain tourism destination. It receives heavy tourism traffic in both summer and winter seasons. Solang Nala is particularly famous for skiing in winters. It is the northernmost tehsil of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

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