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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 12, Issue:4, April, 2023

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2023.12(4): 230-234

Brokpa’s Organic Yak Farming in Arunachal Pradesh: An Ethnographic Study
Abul K. Azad1*, Sujeet K. Jha2, Sanjit Maiti3 and K. S. Kadian3
1Department of Agricultural Sciences, GD Goenka University, Gurgaon, India
2Department of Agricultural Research and Education
3Department of Dairy Extension, ICAR-NDRI, Karnal, India

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In the era of chemical and adulteration, the organic farming of animal and crop is challenging. However, the small population of Brokpa, sub-community of Monpa tribe, Arunachal Pradesh passionately engaged in organic rearing yak in the hilly terrain of Himalayan ranges. Their yak rearing was based on zero input and solely depend on climatic conditions and availability of pastures. Their major source of income based on selling of milk products. The major milk products are butter, chhurpi, and churkam. However, their milk preparation is seasonal. The milk products used to prepare in the later-half of summer. During this period, an availability of grasses reached maximum. On the other hand, due to scarcity of feed and fodder, the body-weight of animals decreased (25 to 30 %) and the preparation of milk products restricted. However, the Brokpa used to fed tree leaves to their animal to maintain body weight during winter. The organic yak rearing activities is under pressure of human and natural factor. Investigation highlighted that, degradation of pasture land, green forest cover and less interest of young generation in yak rearing activities are declining. Further, their major animal i.e. yak is already designated as threaten species. By keeping these critical facts, the policy maker should give special focus to their livelihood pattern. Rejuvenation of forest, grassland should be done. Yak rearing is a complex activities, therefore, basic amenity centres, education facilities, transportation of their milk products facilities, retention of youth scientifically towards farming need to be assimilated.

Keywords: Organic, Yak, Milk Products, Vulnerable, Transhumance

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Abul K. Azad, Sujeet K. Jha, Sanjit Maiti and Kadian, K. S. 2023. Brokpa’s Organic Yak Farming in Arunachal Pradesh: An Ethnographic Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 12(4): 230-234. doi:
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