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Title: IEKS and Sustainable Land Resource Management - a surveillance on the practices among the Tangsa Naga and Tangkhul Naga of North East India
Authors: Sarma, Jayanta Kumar
Saikia, Ranjan
Keywords: Land use;Indigenous Ecological Knowledge System;Sustainability
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8:A01, H01L 51/00
Abstract: The paper will look into the sustainable component of Land Resource management Practices and associated IEKS among the Tangsa Naga communities of Pataki Hills (Tinsukia district of Assam) and Tangkhul Naga communities of Naga-Lusai Hills (Ukhrul district of Manipur) of Eastern Himalayas. It will try to identify the attributes of holistic consideration, nurturing of diversity and ecological integrity, along with issues of integration and symbiosis to ascertain equality and equity in their practices. In so doing, paper will portray the spatial pattern of their land uses on the basis of the data base already developed through Participatory GIS (PGIS) field exercises, along with doctrine of management practices through land ownership, land use decision making processes, crop and cultivar selection processes, water use regulation and control, etc on the basis of data collected through PRA exercises using the PRA tool, viz. FGD, seasonality assessment, transect walk and transect analysis. Moreover, Q-GIS platform is used for analysis and depicting the spatial pattern.
Page(s): 252-258
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.12(2) [April 2013]

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