01 Jul 2017
Indigenous knowledge, technologies, related to safe drinking water of Kairi Village, West Champaran, Bihar
My research area is Kairi village which is in Paschim Champaran and located in Gaunaha Tehsil of Paschim Champaran in Bihar. It is 25km away from the sub district headquarters Gaunaha and 70 km away from district headquarters Bettiah.
When I visit this village for my field research to see indigenous knowledge related to safe drinking water among villagers. In the village I saw except one or two household all household have hand pump, in the village there were Tharu community based( Tharu cast came under ST/SC category). The main occupation of this village is agriculture, men engage themselves in this occupation to earn money for daily livelihood. Mostly men use their agriculture products for household but some for the purpose to sell it in the market. Some women also work at field and some went to jungle to collects wood for household as well as to sell it in the market.