Uttarakhand is famous for its flora and fauna, and eye catching natural scenarios of Himalayas. It is also known as the “Land of Gods”. Tehri Garhwal is one of the backward district of this state. Most of the people of the state are dependent on tourism industry, traditional sheep and goat rearing and wool-based activities.
Pratapnagar is a village in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand State and 57 km away from state capital Dehradun towards west. Around 250 Hindi and Urdu speaking people are living there. Literacy rate is 78% which is not admirable in such a small village and this data shows that around 43 people are illiterate.
Narendranagar is municipal board located in the district in Uttarakhand state. It is located at an altitude of 1,326 meters. As of census, Narendranagar had a population of 4796 containing 59% male and 41% female. Town shows significant educational awareness as literacy rate is 82%.
Jakhnidhar and Thauldhar are the blocks in Tehri Garhwal with population of 2,50,000 and 1,50,000 respectively. In these both regions main languages are Hindi and Urdu. Though the literacy rate is higher than other blocks, digital awareness and higher education consciousness are very poor and these factors led them into higher unemployment rate.
Most of the people are involved in agriculture activities but due to small land holding, limited irrigation facilities and extreme climatic condition, the peasant of the region do not get desired income giving rise to kind of subsistence economy and educated and uneducated unemployed youths are forced to migrate to the plains in search of jobs. Due to geographical position, villagers do not have any digital services of communication and they have to remain uninformed about Govt-policies which are beneficial to them. As the tourism industry has significant role in economy of the state, to create opportunities for employment in this industry it is necessary to have good communication skill and state’s youth is hardly good at it.