Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/999
Title: Traditional methods of mollusc shell collection for lime preparation in East coast of India
Authors: Panda, Anima
Misra, Malaya K
Keywords: Mollusc shell collection
Shells
Coastal Orissa
Estuary
Lime preparation
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: Int. Cl.⁸: C04B2/02
Abstract: For lime preparation, mollusc shells are traditionally collected from the sea and estuaries. The main objective of the study was to analyse technically how mollusc shells are collected from the coastal areas of Ganjam district, Orissa. In the study, five sites of Ganjam coast, viz. Badapur, Sonapur, Gopalpur, Haripur and Palur, from where mollusc shell collection was carried out by the local Nolia or Bauri community were studied. Four types of methods, viz. hoeing, netting, sweeping and digging, were used to collect the shell from the estuary, sea, creek and Chilika lagoon, respectively. Four main types of shell that were used in the industries for lime preparation, viz. Anadara granosa (Khola), Meritrix meritrix (Gondhi), Meritrix casta. (Pati) and Ceritidea cingulata (Genda) were collected from different sites. During the study year, collection of shells from Badapur, Sonapur, Gopalpur, Haripur and Palur were 366.7, 194.1, 1435.8, 158.9 and 1676.4 Mega gm (Mg) respectively. Total energy expenditure through human labour and material varied from 18.96 to 67.8 GJ in five sites, out of which more than 80% was contributed by human energy.
Description: 549-558
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/999
ISSN: 0972-5938
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.06(4) [October 2007]

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
IJTK 6(4) (2007) 549-558.pdf419.22 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in NOPR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.