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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|
Bhattacharjee, Partha Pratim
|Keywords: ||Fish farming;Kaivartas;Pollarding;Assam|
|Issue Date: ||Jul-2010|
|IPC Code: || Int. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A01K61/00, A01K63/00, A01K79/00, A01K97/16|
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.
|ISSN: ||0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJTK Vol.09(3) [July 2010]|
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