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Green Spaces: Village Ways, Uttarakhand, India

Steve Keenan, Times Online
December 2, 2008

The last leg of my 12-hour car journey from Delhi co-incided with dusk as we climbed from the valley floor high into the forests of Binsar National Park.

We were in Uttarakhand, the newest Indian state created only in 2000 and then renamed last year, which is cradled in the elbow of Tibet and Nepal and dominated by the Himalaya rising 25,000ft along its border.

It’s an exhilarating location, made more special because of Village Ways, a project that – it is fair to say – has transformed the lives of villagers in Binsar. [more]