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Article – Journal of Natural Products and Resources

Journal of Natural Products and Resources, Volume 4,Issue 1,2018 Pages 174-178

Management of Water Resources among Gaddi Community of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
Pankaj Gupta*, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Bittu Rajpoot


Water is considered as a community resource and a symbol of hale and hearty culture. Water, being vital for the sustenance, has sacred and cultural connotations. This paper focuses on customary management of natural water resources by the Gaddi community of Chamba. The data for the present study was gathered from district Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, which is the home of this community. The indigenous Gaddi community has traditional values, beliefs and knowledge to conserve and sustainably use natural water resources. But, with the passage of time, these resources are affected by contemporary development and need to be conserved in the manner as before to ensure their availability in future.

Keywords: Vermi Remediation; Natural Resource Management; Water Management; Gaddi Community;