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A study of Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development in Indian Context


Dr. Arati Bairagee , Guwahati College


Indigenous Knowledge, Sustainable Development, Biodiversity


Indigenous ecological knowledge is empirical knowledge of natural system accumulated by the tribal ethnic groups while dealing with nature and natural elements that help them to make a living in a particular environment. It is also known as traditional knowledge, traditional environmental knowledge, traditional ecological knowledge or local knowledge that has evolved through long standing traditions and practices through generations. Identification, utilization and Cultivation of plants of potential medicinal value are extensively done by tribes and rural people around the world. About 7000 common medicines were used by them. They identified plants and used animal parts to cure a number of diseases. This knowledge is needed to be tapped by modern practitioners.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I60085
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2017
Page(s): 91-93

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