From TKWB Traditional Knowledge World Bank
SOIL WORKING AND TECHNIQUES - Uttarakhand, India
|LOCAL APPLICATION OF THE TECHNIQUE
Technique:SOIL WORKING AND TECHNIQUES
Local name:Rice harvesting
DESCRIPTION OF THE LOCAL VARIANT OF THE TECHNIQUE
The grain reaps in about 30-40 days after flowering. Water is drained off 2-3 weeks before harvesting to ensure the better yield. The entire plant is cut from the base with the help of sickle, and is spread over the ground for Sun drying. After complete drying these plants are piled at one place in bundled or loose, depending upon the farmer’s ease.
Threshing is done in the field. Two methods are popular for threshing: By beating the bulk of paddy on some hard thing like wood or stone after spreading tarpaulin over it or by feet. Threshing of paddy for seed and food is done separately.
After threshing the grain is separated by winnowing. It is done by throwing grains on the tarpaulin from about 5-6 feet height with the help of suppu (another implement made of local bamboo variety, used to separate the grains from dust). After cleaning, grains are carried to home where they are stored.
TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUE DATA
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