Accepted paper:

Harnessing water from perennial source for farm and non-farm use: an indigenous creativity in easternghat high land zone of Odisha

Authors:

Bibudha Parasar (O.U.A.T.)

Paper short abstract:

Water harvesting technique followed by the farmers of Koraput district under eastern ghat high land zone, reflected the engineering mind of the local people who constructed stone bedded bench terrace for raising paddy, and other vegetables over and above its use for domestic purpose .

Paper long abstract:

A study relating to water harvesting technique followed by the farmers of Koraput district under eastern ghat high land zone for farm and non-farm use was made by the scholar, reflected the engineering mind of the local people who constructed stone bedded bench terrace for making use of the water coming from the perennial source at hill top through mid-hills and foot hills area for raising paddy, and other vegetables over and above its use for domestic purpose like washing clothes and utensils and taking bath.Indigenous knowledge, which is developed over years of observations, experiences and experimentations of both tribal and non-tribal farmers of the study area speaks volume about their hidden talents and concerned for conserving water for its judicious use. The technique used in this harnessing procedure can very well be exploited for other field crop like wheat requiring more water at six critical stages of growth. The heading up and the idea of drainage channel will help immensely for controlling water for its proper use.

panel PE03
Food and environmental security: the imperatives of indigenous knowledge systems