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Vol. 10, Special Issue 10 (2021)

Perceived effectiveness of Satawar (Asparagus racemosus) among the Tharu tribes of Bihar

Author(s):
MK Mukherjee, Pankaj Kumar, Rakhi Bharti, SK Rajak and PK Singh
Abstract:
The Indigenous Technical Knowledge in Animal Husbandry, which is in vogue throughout Tharuhat area in Bihar, is undocumented or, little documented and there is danger of extinction of this knowledge. It is of central significance to record these practices and assess their perceived effectiveness. Remembering this load of things, a concentrate on "Indigenous Technical Knowledge in Animal Husbandry (ITK)" was taken up during 2020-2021.A semi-structured interview schedule was used for data collection from 100 traditional healers and 200livestock owners in Tharuhat area of Bihar. An inventory of Indigenous Technical Knowledge’s was arranged according to identified breeding, feeding and health care practices. These ITK’s were subjected to check perceived effectiveness told by livestock owners on their cost, availability, rationality etc and uses of Satawar (Asparagus racemosus). The present study was conducted to explore the perceived effectiveness of Satawar (Asparagus racemosus) roots towards increasing milk production and uterus cleanliness. It was found that majority (54.50%) of the respondents found it as most cost effective followed by 61.00 per cent felt it as most simplified. Further it was found that about (58.00%) felt it as most available followed by (56.50%) found it as most sustainable. The adoption of Satawar (Asparagus racemosus) was perceived better due to their availability, lesser side effects and lower costs. These Indigenous Practices may be recommended and disseminated among the farmers for their easily accessible.
Pages: 635-637  |  282 Views  55 Downloads
How to cite this article:
MK Mukherjee, Pankaj Kumar, Rakhi Bharti, SK Rajak and PK Singh. Perceived effectiveness of Satawar (Asparagus racemosus) among the Tharu tribes of Bihar. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(10S): 635-637.

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