Status of Education and Rural Development in Himalayan State Uttarakhand of India

  • P.D. Singh Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, H.N.B.Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal Uttarakhand, 246174
  • Ajay Singh Manhas Department of Economics, H.N.B.Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal Uttarakhand, 246174
  • Ajay Kumar Salgotra Assistant, Department of Forestry, H.N.B.Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal Uttarakhand,
Keywords: Rural Development, Education Development, Himalayan, Uttarakhand, Sustainable development


Uttarakhand became the 27th State of India on November 9, 2000. The newly formed state developed with the fastest rate since its formation. Education Status of Uttarakhand highlights the important facts of education at various levels of education system. Education plays an important role in the process of development whether it is urban or rural. Like many other states Uttarakhand is one among the special category states of India. Development in every respect effects directly rural areas of the state as maximum part of the state falls under rural area. State is geographically different from other states making access of resources difficult. There are many other such reasons of rural development of Uttarakhand based on education, making education an important driver of the development. Present study is descriptive in nature. Based on secondary sources it represents the role of education in rural development and problems faced by rural education in Uttarakhand.


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