PJKS undertook research and studies on diverse subjects. The following are the research initiatives of the organisation-

Research on watershed management

PJKS took up a study to explore, in greater detail, the reasons for ecological un-sustainability in the Tehri Garhwal district – water scarcity, frequent landslides, soil erosion and depleting forest cover. These also had adverse socio-economic impacts in terms of low productivity of agriculture, economic deprivation, and increased workload on women.

Study on potential of MAPs cultivation

PJKS took up a study to assess the potential and prospects of cultivation of MAPs in the hills. The rationale of this study was that if MAP cultivation was found to be viable then it could result in higher incomes for the farmers, and also lead to conservation of the MAPs in the wild.

 Capacity Assessment of NGOs

A survey was undertaken with an aim to assess the capacities of some of the smaller voluntary organisations in the state. Most organisations were found to be lacking in terms of both human and monetary resources. It was also found that they had low levels of skills and knowledge, limited fundraising capacities, documentation was poor and their capacities to plan and implement the interventions were also questionable.

Developing a model for Eco-tourism in the hill villages
PJKS was involved in a study to develop a model for the promotion of eco-tourism in the Himalayan villages. The study was conducted in selected villages along the major treks and near places of tourist interest in the Bhilangana block of Tehri Garhwal district and Khirsu block of Pauri district.