Mega Food Park Scheme has been put into effect by Special Purpose Vehicle a Body Corporate registered under Company Act. The scheme was developed with a purpose to create a linkage between the horticulture production with the market by amalgamating ranchers, processors and retailers so as to assure boost value addition, lowering wastage, rising up farmers earnings and creating employment space, particularly in the rural sector.
The Mega Food Park Scheme is based on “Cluster” approach and anticipates the establishment of state of art support infrastructure in a well-defined agri / horticultural zone for the framework of modern food processing units in the industrial plots provided in the park with a well-established supply chain.
Mega food park generally consists of supply chain setup counting collection centres, central processing centres, primary processing centres, cold chain and over 30-35 fully matured plots for entrepreneurs to build up food processing units.

Project Segment

  • The scheme targets to aid the development of a strong food processing industry endorsed by a competent supply chain, which comprises of Collection Centres, Central Processing Center (CPC), Primary Processing Centers(PPC) and Cold Chain infrastructure.
  • Collection Centers and Primary Processing Centers: These basics address for purification, classify, arrange and packing facilities, dry warehouses, specialized cold stores.
  • Central Processing Centers(CPC):Includes common facilities like Testing Laboratory, Cleaning, Grading,Sorting and Packing Facilities, Dry Warehouses, specialized storage facilities
  • The degree of land required for setting up the CPC is around 50-100 sections of land, however the real necessity of land would rely on the marketable strategy, which may differ from district to area. The land required for setting up of PPCs and CCs at different areas would be notwithstanding land required for setting up the CPC.
  • It is normal that on a normal, each task will have around 30-35 nourishment preparing units with an aggregate speculation of Rs.250 crore that would in the long run lead to a yearly turnover of about Rs.450-500 crore and production of immediate and backhanded work to the degree of around 30,000 people.

Case of Assistance

The arrangement envisions capital permit of half of the assignment cost (excepting land cost) subject to a furthest reaches of Rs. 50 crore when all is said in done areas and 75% of the undertaking cost (excepting land cost)subject to a top of Rs. 50 crore in troublesome and uneven domains for instance North East Region including Sikkim, J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and ITDP informed districts regarding the States.

A Program Management Agency (PMA) is assigned by the Ministry to give, as far as possible building, coordination and watching help. For meeting the cost of the previously mentioned and besides other constrained time practices by the Ministry, an alternate total, to the level of 5%of the general honors open, is saved.

Entry of Grant

The permit in-help under the arrangement is released in four bits of 30%, 30%, 20% and 20%, subject to other arrangement parameters, as per the going with timetable:

First Installment of 30% of hard and fast surrender under the arrangement is released in the wake of ensuring utilization of in any occasion 10% of the certified endeavor cost on the endeavor parts;

Second part addressing 30% of confirmed give assistance is released after proportionate utilization by SPV from term credit and esteem equivalent to the give whole released as first bit;

Third bit addressing 20% of avowed yield help is released after proportionate use by SPV from term advance and esteem indistinguishable to the give aggregate released as second bit;

Fourth and last bit addressing 20% of asserted enable help is released subject to productive completing of endeavor and start of exercises in the wake of ensuring utilization of 100% imagined duty of SPV including term advance and incentive on the supported endeavor portions.

So far the government has sanctioned 42 Mega food park set up in India out of which fourteen mega parks has come into operations in India.


Projects carried out for Upliftment Of Rural’s Habitats in Simalkha unit- Betalghat ( Nainital )

Suvidha NGO was conceived for the development and upliftment of the rural habitats in Himalayan mountain areas of India. With this idea, it came into the light of action in the year 2004.

The responsibility structure was developed for eliminating poverty, unemployment, poor health and illiteracy for 60% of citizens who still live in the backward areas of the nation. With over 12 years of experience in managing government/private sector projects, Suvidha is well equipped with the manpower and expertise to deliver holistic solutions in the field of Agriculture, Rural Development, Women Empowerment, Education and Health.

citizens who still live in the backward areas of the nation. With over 12 years of experience in managing government/private sector projects, Suvidha is well equipped with the manpower and expertise to deliver holistic solutions in the field of Agriculture, Rural Development, Women Empowerment, Education and Health.

Suvidha has been continuously taking aggressive steps in the development of the villages and undertaking projects for villagers to drive them to be the finest farmer by implementing programs which leads to cultivating profitable and outstanding outputs of quality crops which in turn leading towards the advancement of livelihood of rural habitats.

Suvidha has been carrying out activities such as Crop Insurance and Small Collection Centre in one of their major touch areas, Simalkha Unit located in Betalghat of Nainital, Uttarakhand. This activity is being carried out in the locality since 2014. Under this activity, the prime focus has been to instrument Integrated livelihood support program covered by Watershed ManagementDepartment.At the start of the journey of the project, awareness programs were initiated for pgs and vps and their groups were constituted. Post accomplishment of the process of group development in 2017 in Simalkha unit 4 livelihood clusters created. There are 241 vulnerable and producer groups formed under the livelihood clusters. 2172 households were united with these four clusters and from 1-3-18 a well informed and skilled staff is working for these clusters with the 

motive of joining more and more farmers to the programme. Progressive and well aware farmers are associated with these clusters with the motive of development.  

With the guidance of program and agriculture department, the decision regarding the crop 

insurance has been taken for the fruitful pea and peach farming. 

The farmers which are associated with these programs are happy with is the decision because they treasure trove it secured. Subsequent were the villages were crop insurance has been done : 

S.noVillageNo of membersCropLand(in Naali)

Khairali bunga situated in the catchment area of the project area, has the potential population who can cultivate vegetation all around the season but the geographical location is inaccessible as a result, this vegetation cannot reach to consumer market. Suvidha to eliminate this difficulties have set up a Collection center located at a reach of 1 Km from the Khairali bunga so that product can reach to market and ranchers can have a better income. Post the set up it has resulted the sale of potato crop to the market collected form this centers only.

Internet Technology in Agriculture

With the developing conversion of the Internet of Thing (IoT), linked devices have drilled every form of our life, from home automation , fitness to smart cities and industrial IoT.

Thus it is relevant that IoT would take its position and application in agriculture also in order to boost up production, carry out inspection and measuring the same and executing solutions whenever required.

Cultivation has observed a statistic of the technological revolution in the last decades, becoming more industrialized and automation-driven. By application of diversified smart agriculture gadgets, farmers have achieved better authority over the development of raising livestock and boosting up crops, making it more calculable and improving its efficiency.

Now, What Is Smart Cultivation ?

There are various ways to refer to modern agriculture. For an example, AgriTech attribute to the utilization of technology in agriculture in the commonplace.

Smart agriculture, on the other hand, is mostly used to denote the application of IoT solutions in cultivation. The same cover to the smart farming definition.

The farming industry will become believably more vital than ever as compared to past in the coming few decades.

The planet will need to generate 70% more food in 2050 than it did in 2006 in order to feed the thriving population of the Earth, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. To fulfill this want, cultivator and agricultural companies are turning to the Internet of Things for analytics and greater production efficiency.

The IoT is set to leverage the future of cultivation to the next level. Smart agriculture is already becoming more customary among farmers, and high tech farming is quickly becoming the run-of-the-mill

Farmers can deploy usage of some high tech farming techniques and technologies in order to improve the productivity of their routine work. For example, sensors integrated into fields can permit farmers to obtain accurate maps of both the topography and resources in the area, as well as variables such as acidity and temperature of the soil. Farmers can also collect information on climate forecasts to anticipate weather patterns in the coming days and weeks.

Farmers can make use of their smartphones to remotely audit their equipment, crops, and livestock, as well as obtain stats on their livestock feeding and produce. They can utilize this technology to drive statistical predictions for their crops and livestock.

In conditions of natural issues, IoT-based smart farming can arrange great benefits including more adequate water usage, or expansions of inputs and treatments. Now, let’s review the major applications of IoT-based smart farming that are revolutionizing cultivation

Precision Farming

It is the method of cultivating in more controlled and accurate when it comes to the authenticating method of upraising livestock and growing of crops. In this way of farm management, a key fundamental is the usage of IT and various items like sensors, control systems, robotics, autonomous vehicles, automated hardware, variable rate technology, and so on.

The enactment of access to high-speed internet, mobile devices, and reliable, low-cost satellites (for imagery and positioning) by the producer are few key technologies characterizing the precision agriculture direction.

Agricultural Drones

Technology has alternated over time and agricultural drones are a very superior example of this. Today, agriculture is one of the leading industries to incorporate drones. Drones are being used in agriculture in order to augment various agricultural practices. The ways ground-based and aerial-based drones are being used in cultivation are crop health assessment, irrigation, crop monitoring, crop spraying, planting, and soil and field reasoning.

The major prosperity of using drones include crop health imaging, integrated GIS mapping, ease of use, saves time, and the potential to increase yields. With strategy and planning based on real-time data collection and processing, the drone technology will give a high-tech reshaping to the agriculture industry.

Livestock Monitoring

Huge farm owners can use wireless IoT applications to gather data regarding the location, well-being, and health of their cattle. This information helps them in denoting animals that are sick so they can be separated from the herd, thereby preventing the spread of disease. It also decreases labor costs as ranchers can locate their cattle with the help of IoT based sensors.

Smart Greenhouses

Greenhouse farming is a methodology that helps in boosting the yield of vegetables, fruits, crops etc. Greenhouses control the environmental parameters through manual mediation or a proportional control mechanism. As manual mediation results in production loss, energy loss, and labor cost, these methods are less effective. A smart greenhouse can be structured with the help of IoT; this design intelligently monitors as well as controls the climate, dispose of the need for manual intervention.

For controlling the nature in a smart greenhouse, different sensors that measure the environmental parameters according to the plant requirement are used. We can develop a cloud server for remotely accessing the system when it is connected using IoT.


Thus, the IoT agricultural applications are building it possible for ranchers and farmers to gather meaningful data. Large landowners and small farmers must understand the possibility of IoT market for agriculture by installing smart technologies to boost competitiveness and sustainability in their output. The demand for the rising population can be successfully met if the ranchers, as well as small farmers, implement agricultural IoT solutions in a fruitful manner.

Natural Resource Management For Sustainable Development

We all have been staying on a planet known as mother earth which is surrounded by natural resources all around and our life is stringed to it

What is natural resource?

The soil, water and vegetation are the three of the primitive natural resource. This are the assets upon which all the living beings sustains.

In a broader specturm land, water, biodiversity and genetic resources, biomass resources, forests, livestock, fisheries, wild flora and fauna are considered as natural resources.

Now the query is are we completely aware of the natural resource and implementing correct measures to safegaurd it.

The process of safegaurding the natural resource is known as natural resource management

Natural Resources Management (NRM) alludes to the maintainable usage of real normal assets, for example land, water, air,

minerals, timberlands, fisheries, and wild widely varied vegetation.

Together, these assets give the biological system benefits that support human life.

The overexploitation of population is leading towards the destruction of natural resource to a greater extent giving birth to severe problems. Destruction of vegetation has brought about land debasement, denudation, soil disintegration, avalanches, surges, dry season and lopsided biological systems. A balance in this has been an alarming call.

Amid the old time frame, Garhwal Himalaya was loaded with thick timberland and rich green vegetation. The Himalaya is the enduring wellspring of water for waterways, streams, and repositories. Without a doubt, nature deals with its assets through the common process over some undefined time frame, what’s more, looks after them. Yet, the ever-increasing populace, formative exercises and innovative modernization have over-exploited accessible assets without thinking about the harm and ramifications for coming ages. Vegetation assumes an imperative job in securing area and water. These assets are being exhausted at a disturbing rate due to human mediation. Corruption and pulverization of timberland cover in the Himalaya is straightforwardly in charge of the denudation of watersheds. Without vegetative ground cover, amid the storm water comes down to the fields unchecked. Sudden swelling of streams, streak surges in the slopes and serious surges in the fields and dry spell in upstream territories are the results.
The descending surge of water has huge erosive power and moves a great many huge amounts of rich soil amid the stormy season. It causes different types of disintegration and also crushing avalanches in the Himalaya. Formative exercises, development of streets, extraction of building material and mining, and so forth., are a consistent danger. Bared slopes and different badlands present major issues which antagonistically influence horticulture and human life in the district. Avalanches and landslips square slope streets and accuse floods of overwhelming dregs loads. The dirt disintegration occurring crosses the admissible furthest reaches of 4.5 to 11.5 tons/ha commonly, causing siltation in the downstream and last outcome is extreme hydro metrological disarranges like surge and dry season in the states reliant on those Himalayan Rivers.

Natural Resource Management (NRM) goes for the efficient and manageable usage of inexhaustible and non-sustainable natural  assets

Fine management of natural resource generates benefits that contribute the ground for maintaining and improving livelihoods, improve the quality of activity and benefits the continual prosperity. Horticulture cultivation mainly depends on the quality of the soil. The higher the soil fertilized the more output is in cultivation. Water is necessary for sustaining human populations and, indeed, all species. It is also a key in absorption agricultural and industrial production and processing as well as an important overturn for discharging waste.

Biodiversity empower animal and crop development programmes that maintain and increase productivity. Properly administered natural resources provide an essential foundation for reducing poverty and promoting sustainable growth.

However, the combined effects of population growth, higher levels of economic activity per capita, and mismanagement are putting increasing pressure on the natural resource base.

So we need to start taking care of maintaining the natural resources so that it does not affect our future and help in sustaining the livelihood

SUVIDHA abbreviated as Society for the Upliftment of Villagers & Development of Himalayan Areas is a non-profit, rural development and the voluntary organization has been working for sustainable management of natural resources, educating the farmers and women empowerment in rural areas of India.

The below is the programmes that have been carried out for natural resource management

  • Preparation of Detail Project Report (DPR), GPWDP(Gram Panchayat Watershed Development Programme) in Almora, Uttarakhand where it made an impression in 2500 households
  • Preparation of Detail Project Report (DPR), GPWDP(Gram Panchayat Watershed Development Programme) in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand making an impression in 2576 households
  • Detailed Project Report Gram Panchayat Watershed Development Program Micro Planning making an impression  in 5916 households
  • BCRLIP, Microplan for villages making an impression in 3780 households
  • Detailed Project Report Gram Panchayat Watershed Development Program  Micro Planning covering 5316 households
  • BMC (Biodiversity Management Committee), Documentation of Flora and Fauna Documentation of Traditional Practices from local herbs 
    Preparation of People’s Biodiversity Register in Nainital and Pithoragarh covering 228 households

For more info please visit Suvidha NGO website

Empower a woman to empower the next generation.

The subject of strengthening of ladies has turned into a consuming issue everywhere throughout the world including India since the most recent couple of decades. The job of ladies in India has dependably been far more prominent than its societal definition which is only a perfect representation of the general inclination encompassing sex. Ladies, alongside being the social draftsmen of our social fiber, have played real supporters of the monetary advancement of the country. The opportunity has already come and gone that we comprehend and recognize the significance of ladies, and give them a domain which is both physically and candidly secure to work and live in.

Imbalances among people and oppression ladies have likewise been age-old issues everywhere throughout the world. Along these lines, ladies’ journey for fairness with man is an all-inclusive wonder. What exists for men is requested by ladies?

They have requested uniformity with men in issues of instruction, business, legacy, marriage, governmental issues and as of late in the field of religion additionally to fill in as a priest. Ladies need to have for themselves similar methodologies of progress which menfolk have had throughout the hundreds of years, for example, measure up to pay for equivalent work. Their journey for correspondence has brought forth the arrangement of numerous ladies’ affiliations and propelling of developments

Long periods of holding under spreads the narratives of attack and its joined results presented to us no great. Possibly it is time that we get rid of the blindfolds and take a gander at things as they are with the goal that the genuine fix work can be begun.

As somebody broadly stated, “When a blossom doesn’t sprout, you settle the earth in which it develops, not the bloom.”

Villages, the repositories of culture and custom in our nation, happen to be the central purposes of female mistreatment. The young lady experiencing childhood in a provincial setup is socially molded to figure herself mediocre compared to her male partner and this is ripped off of the basic feeling of uniformity at an extremely youthful age. The young lady tyke is requested to carry on in a ‘girly’ way, which regularly converts into keeping up a bashful, calm disposition. From her garments to her conduct to her training, all is customized by the general public with the sharp scissors of conservatism. Furthermore, such a kid, who lives under the strict observation of her family, regularly grows up preposterous and ignorant of her fundamental rights as a person.

On the off chance that we investigate the monetary status of country ladies, we locate that a large portion of them are reliant on the male individuals from their family for their money-related prerequisites. This excessively makes them powerless, making it impossible to maltreatment as financial hardship. They are viewed as wards and peons who ‘owe’ their lives to their spouses. Additionally, they are to a great extent seen as home-producers, regardless of whether they are contributing the same amount of as their male partners in pay age exercises. No genuine ladies strengthening can happen until we as a general public, don’t dispose of the restraints against the money related autonomy of ladies. Helping rustic ladies gain a steady pay open door is only the best approach on the off chance that we need to see an enhancement in the states of ladies in India. A standard inflow of cash will help enhance the economic wellbeing of ladies inside families and networks.

SUVIDHA abbreviated as Society for the Upliftment of Villagers & Development of Himalayan Areas is a non-profit, rural development and the voluntary organization has been working for sustainable management of natural resources, educating the farmers and women empowerment in rural areas of India.

The completed projects that have been initiated by Suvidha are an example set for development of women in rural areas and exploring their potentials and strengthening themselves are given them an equivalent position in the society.

The projects completed are 

Integrating Gender and Social Equity through Handloom carried out in Almora, Uttarakhand with the outcome of 
Products from Nettle fiber and taser were made 
Products are on display and being sold at many stored of Delhi and in HHEC. 

Gender Equality through Tailoring Handloom and Handicraft carried out in Nainital, Uttarakhand with an outcome of 
Various Handloom and jute handicraft products were developed and marketed at different platforms

Ongoing projects are 

Sustainable livelihood approach for Women and Adolescent girl where more than 500 individuals are engaged in the programme where women are trained tailoring, stitching, and knitting

Kumaon food court has been set in Munsyari Block

Handloom unit has been established

Products like Gahat Soup, Mix Daal Soup and Energy bars are developed

AIR POLLUTION- A Peril To Active Life!


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The rampant air pollution caused by the Industries and vehicles in India has been a serious concern. There has been a drastic change in the environment.In the past a decade it has been seen that the climate which used to be earlier has tuned to be something which is not acceptable.

The emission of hazardous smokes from industries and fossil fuel has been a majorcause for change in the environment. “In November, breathing the air in New Delhi for a day was the same as smoking 50 cigarettes,”. The city isn’t the only one with polluted skies—one in nine deaths globally are now caused by air pollution, making it the world’s top environmental health risk. It’s no surprise that air pollution is a serious threat to human health. With 

every single breath, you’re breathing nth amount of air pollutants with it. 

Even the low concentration of these pollutants can damage a lot in our body.The most widely recognized impacts of air contamination are bothering of eyes, nose, and throat, low efficiency, unsteadiness, and migraines. 

There are other serious diseases like




Over 2.8 million grown-ups and about 1.1 million kids with Asthma live in nations with unhealthful dimensions of all year air contamination.


Lung Cancer


Lung malignancy represents over 25% of all disease passings.


Kidney Damage


High PM focus influences the typical working of the kidneys and can likewise cause end-arrange renal sickness.


Mind Disorders


Drawn out introduction to air contamination could age the human 



Cardiovascular Diseases


Taking in high measures of dirtied air is connected to an expanded danger of heart assault and stroke.




Almost a million kids pass on from pneumonia every year. Half of those are connected to air contamination.


Birth Defects


Breathing movement contamination in early pregnancy is connected to a higher hazard for certain genuine birth surrenders


Psychological sickness


Misery; nervousness; Alzheimer’s; poor scholarly execution –a portion of the things that researchers have associated with air 

contamination lately

When the air quality index is below 50, people are breathing fresh,

 clean air. People are no longer exposed to any health risk because

 the quality of air is pure.


Good- 0- 50

Moderate- 51-100

Poor- 101-200

Unhealthy- 201- 300

Severe- 301-400

“In November, breathing the air in New Delhi for a day was the same as

 smoking 50 cigarettes”

From an individual point of view, what would we be able to do to help diminish air conceived contamination? Straightforward things, for example, turning off lights and electrical gadgets, utilizing vitality productive globules, changing to electric vehicles, utilizing public transport and so on largely staple points of interest we are being benefited from a regular routine, just the same old thing new there

But besides this, the sensible options are to join in hand with NGO and government bodies which are fighting against it. SUVIDHA abbreviated as Society for the Upliftment of Villagers & Development of Himalayan Areas is a non-profit, rural development and the voluntary organization has been working for sustainable management of natural resources. 


Rainwater Harvesting

Rain Water Harvesting -Harvest rainwater to use in difficult times of drought. 

Water Conservation

Water a vital source for survival of livelihood. The average adult human body is 50-65% water. India is a house of a maximum number of the population comprising of about 63 million living in the rural areas without an access to fresh clean water. The ground level water is a scarce resource and with the increment of human population and damage to the environment, the resource is depleting continuously. Hence it is an alarming sign that we need to safeguard this resource in order to sustain the life of the future. Access to safe drinking water was declared as a human right by the United Nations but remains a challenge for urban India. As indicated by the World Water study, 31% of Indians had been in a circumstance where it was dangerous to drink water yet needed to devour it given no other decision and in this way experienced water-borne ailments, for example, loose bowels and gastroenteritisIndia_Water_tool_blog_graphics-01.png

Groundwater provides 80% of India’s drinking water and nearly two-thirds of irrigation needs. Over the last four decades, around 84% of the total addition to irrigation has come from groundwater. Moreover, 60% of India’s districts face groundwater over-exploitation and/or serious quality issues. In fact, 11% of the rural water supply is based on groundwater.

Now, as it is said that it has been an alarming sign that with the increase in population, more and more fresh water is the need for human life sustainability and irrigation we have to think for an alternative source of producing clean water.

And one of the best alternatives is Rain Water Harvesting.


What is Rain Harvesting?

The reaping of water just includes the gathering of water from surfaces on which rain falls and consequently putting away this water for later utilize. Typically water is gathered from the tops of structures and put away in water tanks.

Artificial revive to groundwater is a procedure by which the groundwater supply is augmented at a rate surpassing that under regular states of recharging. The gathered water is put away and drew in a different pipe circulation. This is an exceptionally helpful strategy for a creating nation like India in decreasing the expense and the interest of treated water and furthermore conserving the treatment plants task, upkeep, and dispersion costs.

Need Of Reserving Rainwater

  • To defeat the insufficiency of surface water to meet our requests.
  •  To capture a decrease in groundwater levels
  • To upgrade accessibility of groundwater at a particular place and time and use rainwater for manageable improvement.
  • To build penetration of rainwater in the subsoil this has diminished definitely in urban zones because of clearing of open region.
  • To enhance groundwater quality by weakening.
  • To expand agribusiness generation.
  • To enhance biology of the region by the increment in vegetation cover and so on.


  • Putting away water underground is condition neighborly.
  • It builds the profitability of aquifer.
  • The aquifer fills in as a dispersion framework moreover.
  • It lessens surge risks.
  • Impacts ascend in groundwater levels.
  • Mitigates impacts of the dry season.

Methods and Techniques:


The methods of groundwater recharge mainly are:

 Urban AreasRooftop rainwater/storm runoff harvesting through 

(i) Recharge Pit

(ii) Recharge Trench

(iii) Tubewell

(iv) Recharge Well


Rural Areas Rainwater harvesting through    

(i) Gully Plug

(ii) Contour Bund

(iii) Gabion Structure

(iv) Percolation Tank

(v) Check Dam/Cement Plug/Nala Bund

(vi) Recharge Shaft

(vii) Dugwell Recharge

(viii) Ground Water Dams/Subsurface Dyke




The hills of India has been always fascinating to us with its natural beauty and in order to sustain it, we have to safeguard this ecosystem. Water being one of the key players and also at the same time being a scarce resource, it’s very important to preserve it.

 Uttarakhand, situated in the western Himalayas, is a home for approx 10.32 Million as estimated in the year 2017 with an average increase of 0.04 Million in last 5 years. The natives here have to depend on fresh water from the small water tank and as per the rising population we have to practice alternate source for deriving fresh water and rainwater harvesting is the best option where people at minimum investment can get fresh water.

The rainwater can be stored in tanks and can be used for later. This technique is also very much useful in the case of irrigation during the period when rainfall is very low. Using this reserved water for harvesting will help in maintaining the proper line of production and help the farmers to maintain their income.

So, we must put into practice of utilizing the rainwater by reserving it for future use.

And we have only one thing to advise : 

                                       Do you harvest rainwater? If not, start today!