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Title: Native ecological techniques for economizing water usage in dry farming in Tamil Nadu
Authors: Karthikeyan, C
Veeraragavathatham, D
Karpagam, D
Firdouse, S Ayisha
Keywords: Indigenous techniques
Water conservation
Dry farming
Water harvesting
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl. ⁸ : A01G25/00, E02B13/00
Abstract: Indigenous practices play a vital role in sustainable agriculture development and it is unique to a given culture of society. This knowledge is the information base for a society and facilitates communication and decision making for their development. The study was focused on the technologies being practiced by farmers for water conservation in dry tracts of South India. The study was conducted at Ramnad, Tuticorin and Virudhunagar districts with an objective of documenting the native ecological techniques for economizing water usage among the dry land farmers. Documentation of indigenous techniques for water conservation was done using Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques and direct interview method. Triangulation exercise was also done in the study villages to gather reliable information. Indigenous water saving techniques adopted by the dry land farmers of Tamil Nadu has been described.
Page(s): 627-629
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.07(4) [October 2008]

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