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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (284) Last page : (291)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5990

Recovery of Indigenous Technical Knowledges for Sustainable Agricultural Farming Innovations in Murshidabad District of West Bengal

A. Roy1, P. S. Roy1, S. Datta2*, A. Haldar3, U. Roy1, P. K. Pathak1, S. Patra1, A. Taleb1 and
A. Maji1
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Milebasa, Murshidabad,
West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, West Bengal
2*Department of Animal Genetics & Breeding, W. B. University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, Kolkata-37

3ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kolkata-97

*Corresponding Author E-mail: drsanjoydatta@gmail.com
Received: 13.11.2017  |  Revised: 20.12.2017   |  Accepted: 24.12.2017  


It was observed that since time immemorial a number of Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) have been adopted by the farmers. It was also observed that the ITK have been scientific explanation rather than superstition. India is a country populated by a number of indigenous communities, most of which have their own set of unique traditional knowledge and technology base. The indigenous technological knowledge can be promoted through scientific approach as a mean of higher and sustainable agricultural production, which will be eco-friendly, too. These traditional knowledge and technologies have played a significant role in the overall socio-economic development of the communities. A study on some of the native knowledge and technologies, with special reference to the concept of ITK, prevalent among a number of home-grown communities was carried out and the significance of the same in innovation has been evaluated. The study was conducted within the framework of Agriculture and allied sectoral system of innovation. A wide range of diverse sectors including agriculture, animal husbandry and fishing were considered for the purpose of the study as all these sectors are crucial in Indian context. During the course of the study, it has been observed that ITK is in vogue throughout rural India, is little documented and there is danger of extinction of this knowledge. It is of paramount importance to document these practices and to assess their validity. There is a lack of proper alliance between the practice of indigenous and modern knowledge. An appropriate association between the traditional and modern knowledge and technology systems has immense potential to benefit the society.

Key words: Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK), sustainable agriculture, Sectoral System

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Cite this article: Roy, A., Roy, P.S., Datta, S., Haldar, A., Roy, U., Pathak, P.K., Patra, S., Taleb, A. and Maji, A., Recovery of Indigenous Technical Knowledges for Sustainable Agricultural Farming Innovations in Murshidabad District of West Bengal, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 284-291 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5990