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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 4, Issue 2, 2012 pp 104-105
Control of rat population through Bhelwa oil in Panch -Pargana area of Jharkhand
Srivastava AK1* and Sudhanshu Kumar2†
1Head, Dept of botany, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi (Jharkhand) INDIA.
2Department of Botany, P.P.K.College ,Bundu, Ranchi (Jharkhand) INDIA.
Academic Editor: Dr. Aher K. R.
Rat has always been a problem for agricultural fields. Farmers of Jharkhand are always troubled by these rodents who damage grains in fields or in store. The cost of various chemicals to kill or repel rat is beyond the affordable limit of the poor tribal farmers in Jharkhand. Farmers of Panch-Pargana area of Jharkhand have developed an indigenous way to get rid of rats from their fields and prevent damage caused by them below economic injury level. Bhelwa (Semicarpus anacardium) seed oil is used for this purpose. Though the practice is quite old and time tested it is still not known to modern scientific world. The aim of this communication is to study the detailed method of rat population management through the Bhelwa seed oil.