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Traditional animal husbandry practices of central Himalaya  [2011]

Tiwari, Lalit Pande, P.C.

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Central Himalaya covers the state of Uttarakhand in North India. Livestock occupies a very important in human life in Uttarakhand Himalaya and is an integral part of agriculture-based economy of the state. More than 70% if the rural population of Uttarakhand Himalaya depends upon animals for their economical needs. Majority of the families adopted cattle and buffalo livestock rearing pattern because these animals were thought to provide direct/indirect income through sale of milk, domestic consumption of milk, and use of dung as farmyard manure. The present paper deals with the traditional animal husbandry practices of Uttarakhand Himalaya.

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Asian Agri-History (India)

ISSN : 0971-7730