The industrial development of the Uttarakhand is limited mainly in plain area, benefiting 61.5% people while rest lives in hilly region of the state. The region is highly vulnerable to climate change, with frequent geo-tectonic activities, melting glaciers, cloud bursts, landslides etc. The state has suffered a number of incidences of landslides, flash floods and related disasters, resulting in significant loss of lives and livelihoods impacting the overall economy.
Agriculture in the state is predominantly smallholding agriculture with an average landholding of 0.81 hectare in the hill districts, driven largely by small or marginal farmers.Agriculture in the hilly areas is predominantly practiced for subsistence. Agricultural income’s inability to meet rural household needs slow income growth in agriculture, limited industrialization, coupled with infrastructure and connectivity gaps, particularly in the hill districts, have resulted in large scale migration from rural to urban areas and hills to plains
Team DESCATUK is a group of Livelihood experts, textile professionals, fashion designers and marketing professionals working for sustainable lively hood for the the these communities best known for incredible hand loom products and traditional handicrafts using rich treasures of natural fibers in a sustainable environment.
Force Behind Us: Community working with us
Mr. S M SharmaEx Director Uttarakhand Sericulture Board.
40 yrs working experience with Uttarakhand communities
Dr .Naveen AnandLivelihood Professional
More than 30 yrs working experience with cooperatives in Uttarakhand
Mr. K D SharmaTextile Professional
More than 30 yrs industrial experience with established world class retailers
Mr. Tarun BajajMerchandising Professional
More than 20 yrs marketing experience with European buying houses
Mr. BR AryaEx Additional Director
Uttarakhand Hand loom& Handicraft Development Council
Mrs. Amita SharmaClothing & Textile Professional
Ex Director Institute of Garment Technology Ghaziabad. Director Dev Textile Services Ludhiana, Promoter DescatUk
Mr.Ravi SekherYoung NIFT designer. Specializing Uttarakhand Traditional Carft
Ms. Mousmi ChakmaEthical Textile Designer
Development Commissioner Hand loom Ministry of Textile GoI