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Title: Role of Local Technical Knowledge in Increasing the Utility and Capacity of Traditional and New Agricultural Implements
Authors: Singh, Har Pal
Kaviya, Jabardan
Kushwaha, Hari Lal
Issue Date: Jun-2004
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: There is an important role of developed implements used for land preparation to threshing, modern method of irrigation and resources, modern tools for insect control and improved varieties of seeds for increasing agricultural production. That is why today India is not only self-sufficient in food production, but also exports food products to other countries. In 1950's the farmers were basically dependent on indigenous techniques and local implements. Therefore more resources were utilized for limited land to obtain production. After independence farmers have been using tractor, modern implements and tools and getting more production by ploughing more land. There is a vital role of tools in increasing the agricultural production. In sandy soils of thar desert, it is necessary to sow the crops within 2-3 days after rains. In such situations importance of the said agricultural implements further increases. On the basis of need for particular region and knowledge of local craftsman so many traditional and modern agricultural implements were developed or were made available to that's farmers from other parts of the country after necessary alteration, so that agricultural production in this area is increased and farmers feel easy to work. Due to intensive farming, there was an adverse effect on weeds and bushes, which were growing in these areas.
Page(s): 125-127
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Appears in Collections:BVAAP Vol.12(1) [June 2004]

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