SPARDHA - Society for People’s Action and Rural Development in Himalayan Area - came into being in 1994, and since then it is engaged in the activities which enable rural people especially rural women folk to earn their livelihood. For this SPARDHA adopted promotion of bee keeping – Indica Cerena- in the region to bring extra income to the masses as well as to save the degrading environment which is an issue today. Society is committed to the socio-economic development of the region.
Shri Deep Chandra Bisht, the secretary & Chief Functionary of the organization has taken up socio-economic development of the Himalayan region as a mission of his life to nurture it till it reaches its zenith. At present, the office of the organization is located at Ishwari Bhawan, Pokharkhali, Almora in Uttarakhand. The secretary of the organization in the building of his own house has spared this office. Since the honey procured from the members increased day by day, the organization felt it was necessary to install processing units nearby the office of the organization. Hence, In 1997 the honey-processing unit was installed in the Industrial Estate, Patal Devi, Almora.