The overall picture regarding land use patterns in India constitutes divergent situations in regard to land use patterns across different states. There is a high degree of concentration of major land use classes in a few states. For instance, the area under the forests are mostly concentrated in the hilly states and also in states having a large number of tribal districts.

Livestock are almost an integral and inseparable component of the farming system in the state of Uttaranchal. The rural poor have sustained themselves in difficult conditions, and in their endeavour, livestock continue to be their active partner. Oct-Dec 2007