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Constraints Perceived by the Pastoralists of Hilly Regions of Jammu and Kashmir in the Utilization of Indigenous Technical Knowledge
Article · January 2017 DOI: 10.9734/CJAST/2017/36740 Adil Masood Khateeb at Khalsa college of veterinary and animal science. Amritsar Khalsa college of veterinary and animal science. Amritsar Shafkat Ahmad Khandi at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Jammu 2.99Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Jammu + 4 Mohinder SINGH Bhadwal at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Jammu 8.2Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Jammu Ahmed Mohamed El-Waziry Abstract This article provides a systematic analysis of the challenges perceived by pastoralists of hilly regions of Jammu and Kashmir in the utilization of Indigenous technical knowledge. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect primary data from 120 ITK users. The findings indicated that practitioners faced various challenges in managing their indigenous knowledge. Inability to identify the right plant, no scientific validation, modification and optimization of indigenous technical Original Research Article Khateeb et al.; CJAST, 24(2): 1-5, 2017; Article no.CJAST.36740 2 knowledge, perception about indigenous technical knowledge that it is out dated, inconvenient and time consuming nature of indigenous technical knowledge were most serious constraints perceived by the indigenous technical knowledge practitioners.