The northern region of India includes the states of Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The developmental issues that plague the region vary from one end of the spectrum to another. The Central Himalayan states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh have been witnessing rapid depletion of natural resources due to environmental degradation. Loss of forest cover has led to widespread soil erosion, loss of soil fertility, decreased agricultural production and migration of population.
While in Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, the over use of new technology such as high-yielding seeds chemical fertilisers, pesticides and farm mechanisation as part of the Green Revolution has led to multiple problems related to agriculture.
The Tata Trusts have initiatives operational in the region that are designed to tackle issues specific to each state:
|Reviving the Green Revolution||Livelihood||Punjab|
|Eastern Uttar Pradesh Initiative||Livelihood, Education, Media, Arts, Craft and Culture, and Health||Uttar Pradesh|
|Himmothan Pariyojana||Livelihood, Water and Sanitation, and Education||Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand|
|Tata Water Mission||Water and Sanitation||Uttarakhand|