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Title: Traditional practices for sustainable livelihood in Kandi belt of Jammu
Authors: Slathia, PS
Paul, Narinder
Keywords: Kandi;Traditional;Doona;Pattal;Suhaga;Moodey;Panjali;Patta;Jungla;Sangi;Shabri;Indigenous
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int.Cl.8:A01, A61K 36/00
Abstract: Present investigation was carried out with the 90 informants selected from nine villages of the Kandi belt of Kathua, Samba and Udhampur districts of Jammu division with the objectives to identify the important tree species having traditional uses in the kandi belt of Jammu region and document the traditional practices involving different tree species by the farmers of kandi belt of Jammu region in the sustainable development. Findings reveal that people of the kandi belt use Butea monosperma Lamk. Taub in Engl & Prantl leaves for making doona & pattals; Saccharum munja Roxb. (Khar-sarut) for roofing of houses, cattle sheds, dry fodder storage structures, boundary fencing of sheds, thatching for off-season/forced vegetable cultivation, broom, ropes, moodey and toys making. Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd ex Del., and Acacia modesta Wall & Roxb for making planker (Patta/Suhaga),panjali (Jungla of plough), as fencing material and for making indigenous tool (locally known as Sangi) used for fencing. Grewia optiva J.R. Drum. ex Burrett for making agricultural implements, handles of sickles, khurpi, kodal, making baskets and as fuel and fodder. Cassia fistula Linn; Brandis F. in Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Adhatoda vasica Nees for mulching, fruits ripening, roofing of kaccha houses and cattle sheds,and checks soil erosion. Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.) Nees for shabri, bamboo chairs, bamboo mats, etc. making.
Page(s): 548-552
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(3) [July 2012]

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