WORLD JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOSCIENCES
WORLD JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOSCIENCES
2020 Volume 9 Issue 4

Assessing the Knowledge Level of Tribal Farmers on Indigenous Agricultural Practices in Paddy


K. Velavan, M. Natarajan
Abstract

In the recent decade, the indigenous practices are mainly focused on by the researcher because of the high rate of urban people causes many diseases by use of the high amount of fertilizers and pesticides in the cultivable land. These latest technologies affect people and land directly and indirectly. From the above-mentioned problem, the study was undertaken in kalrayan hills where the tribal people highly living in the Villupuram District. Thus, the study was selected in Kalrayan Hills of Villupuram District of Tamil Nadu. Among 50 revenue villages, twelve revenue village was selected where the tribal population accounted for high habitation. The paddy is the main crop being cultivated in the zone. The paper discussed, particularly about the indigenous practices which have been practiced by the respondents in paddy growing. The paper also discussed the paddy which has been highly focused on by the tribal farmers like seed germination and storage. The tribal farmers mainly followed the practices during the seed born diseases and storage practices. Always the tribal people used the special container called as kudhir to protect the pest and diseases with effectively in storage, in this context the indigenous knowledge was used by the tribal respondents with low cost with reliable and viable which was traditionally followed by their ancestors in their tribal paddy cultivable belt.


How to cite this article
Velavan K & Natarajan M. Assessing the Knowledge Level of Tribal Farmers on Indigenous Agricultural Practices in Paddy. World Journal of Environmental Biosciences 2020;9(4):13-7
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