We are sharing information to bust myths and build awareness about the importance of industrial hemp for the IHR. Natural to this area, it holds immense possibilities for sustainable income generation through farming and agro-industrialization.
Hemp’s checkered past is an inhibitor for farmers. They need an educational support system to understand the viability of industrial hemp. Ukhi India Pvt. India is heavily invested in being an educator for local communities, and setting up local self help groups. We empower these groups to become self-sufficient by facilitating cutting edge knowledge, economic support, and administrative aid.
Women folk in rural Uttarakhand have had a rough deal, and Ukhi is walking the walk in bringing change. We conduct training programs and workshops for women self help groups, and connect them with the small scale and cottage industry. The result - economically independent women.
Germplasm Conservation Efforts
We’re knowledge workers. We’re at the forefront of the hemp revolution. We’re all in for pushing the boundaries of current industrial and scientific knowledge about hemp farming. Our technical experts work closely with scientific labs and government authorities towards ‘Cannabis Sativa’ germplasm conservation.
The difference between the nefarious psychotropic cannabis and legalized industrial hemp is the level of THC in the crop. Ukhi assists farmers in establishing scientific and organic farming practices. The result - legal industrial hemp with just the right percentage of THC.
Where others see barren land, we see acres of prosperity. Industrial hemp needs the bare minimum resources for its growth. The result - soil that doesn’t support profitable crops can become a source of economic prosperity, as farmers can grow industrial hemp and become a part of the hemp powered economic revolution. That’s land resources worth millions, mobilized and integrated within the agro-economy of Uttarakhand.
Whether you are a start-up or an established enterprise, rest assured that we have the right solutions for you. Our professionals in the field can deliver the help as fast as possible.
The earth can not withstand any more rampant urbanization. Yet, humans need better buildings to stay in and air to breath in. The solution - hemp paper, an eco-friendly material derived from specific industrial hemp varieties. The promise = better, cheaper, and more sustainable lifestyle.
Hemp will replace cotton as the go-to crop for the apparel industry - and Mother Earth will breathe easier. Ukhi is spearheading an apparel revolution, investing heavily in fine tuning of the fiber-to-farm value chain. The best kept secrets of organic hemp farming and unmatched process expertise help us transform hemp seeds into hemp clothes.
Industrial hemp is a lot more than an agro-economy powerhouse. It’s a vehicle of social change. Every step Ukhi takes, is in tandem with thousands of rural Uttarakhand farmers, and every step is towards a secure future.
Self Help Groups Trainings
We conduct training sessions and upskilling workshops for self help groups in Uttarakhand. This becomes a clear gateway for motivated but marginalized individuals to become a part of the growing small scale and cottage industry of the state.
Market & Marketplace Training
Farmers of rural Uttarakhand have had a rough deal. We are changing that by imparting economic and market-focused education. The result – farmers can make informed choices of which industrial hemp variety to grow, how to ensure crop quality, and how to enjoy the best prices
Grading Workshop of Hemp Seed
Farmers need the power of knowledge to know what’s working for them and what’s not. Ukhi organizes regular workshops to assist farmers in grading hemp seeds. This helps them measure the quality of products like Hemp Seed Oil, and Hemp Protein Powder, and takes corrective actions
Hemp Fiber Degumming Training
We understand that farmers need technical and knowledge based support to make sure their crops meet the global quality standard. To do this, we educate farmers by imparting hemp fiber degumming technique, so that they can become parts of the farm-to-fabric value chain.
Hemp Yarn Making Training
Ukhi aims at making industrial hemp the core of an economic revolution in Uttarakhand. We train women and young adult men in Uttarakhand in hemp yarn making techniques, helping them earn a sustainable livelihood
Hemp Apparel Making Training
Ukhi is in a joint venture with Mandakini Mahila Bunkar Samiti (MMBS), a community based social institution empowering women in Uttarakhand’s remotest villages. We conduct regular workshops aimed at these women, enabling them to acquire skills that help them earn and become financially independent.
Building a Sustainable, Equitable, and Inclusive Future for the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) through Promoting Industrial Hemp Cultivation and Use.
We are planning, coordinating, and implementing germplasm research on wild and domesticated varieties of hemp in the IHR. This is feeding into our crop improvement program to generate more sustainable sustenance options for local communities.
Industrial hemp, a natural vegetation of the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR), can rescue the region from its chronic fragility and bless it with a sustainable future.
Deforestation in fragile IHR.
Deforestation and forest degradation are increasing the fragility of the IHR. The impact transcends local boundaries, with potential ramifications for global climate change. Focused cultivation of the fast-growing industrial hemp can reverse this problem. Hemp, natural to this terrain, rejuvenates the soil. The traditional wisdom of local farmers in organic hemp farming is an asset utilizable in this context.
A recent article in Science proposes proactive tree plantation to reverse greenhouse gas emission, one of the key factors of climate change. Planting industrial hemp, natural to the IHR, is an even more efficient process to arrest greenhouse gas emissions. Hemp grows considerably faster than trees and has exceptional carbon sequestration capacity. Hemp is more efficient than agroforestry in CO2-biomass conversion.
Barren Land Reclamation
Industrial hemp peeps at you from hillsides and the fringes of crop fields as you trek in the IHR. It grows naturally there as the soil and the climate is conducive to its growth. Focused hemp cultivation in the land lying barren in the region is an efficient and viable strategy to arrest deforestation and forest degradation in the area.