Where We Work

Chirag works in the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand in India, which is situated at the tri-junction of Nepal, Tibet and India. The Kumaun region lies between 200 and 7,400 meters above sea level, but our work is concentrated in the zone ranged from 1000 and 3000 meters. The central Himalayan region provides a fascinating field for pioneering research in several areas, particularly, geology, anthropology, sociology and natural history. The floral, faunal and agricultural diversity of Kumaun, which includes indigenous, hardy and nutritious varieties of cereals, pulses and fruit trees, are natural resources yet to be fully documented and utilised. This is underlain by Kumaun cultural resources its customs, languages, music and of course, its people. Consequently this makes Chirag’s work in the region both challenging and focused.

In addition to Chirag main office located at Simayal village in Ramgarh Block of Nainital district, Chirag has had a direct presence in 5 Himalayan states of India, namely: Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. Besides, it has strengthened its hold in Uttarakhand through its field presence in the districts of Nainital, Almora, Bageshwar, Champawat, and Udham Singh Nagar. Our engagement till date has reached over 175,000 households and benefited a population of around 9,00,000 till date.