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Title:  Traditional use of Barringtonia acutangula (L.) Gaertn. in fish farming in Chatla floodplain of Cachar, Assam
Authors: Nath, Arun Jyoti
Raut, Amarjit
Bhattacharjee, Partha Pratim
Keywords: Fish farming;Kaivartas;Pollarding;Assam
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code:  Int. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A01K61/00, A01K63/00, A01K79/00, A01K97/16
Abstract:  Floodplain ecosystems are of immense important for their social, ecological and economical benefits. Floodplains have been managed and utilized by the traditional fisher communities to secure their livelihood. Besides harbouring fishes floodplains are also an important site for rich vegetation. Barringtonia acutangula (L.) Gaertn. locally known as Hijol is the dominant tree species growing in the hillocks of the Chatla floodplain. The study was conducted to explore the traditional use of the B. acutangula branches in fish farming in Chatla floodplain of Cachar, Assam. A rich tradition of utilization of branches among the Kaivartas was recognized. The knowledge of shedding the leaves from branches through sundry and water soaking is practiced by the fishermen for fishery management. Traditional plantation management system through pollarding was observed. The need of incorporation of traditional knowledge before implementation of any rural programme is recommended.
Page(s): 544-546
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.09(3) [July 2010]

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