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close this bookIndigenous Technology Knowledge for Watershed Management in upper North-West Himalayas of India (PWMTA, 1998)
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Harvesting tools:

The most common type of harvesting implement are small sickle, big sickle, darat, gandasa and small axe etc., (Fig. 9.9a, b, c & d).


Fig. 9.9a Small sikle (Daranti)


Fig. 9.9b Big sikle (Darati)


Fig. 9.9c Gandasa (Chopper)


Fig. 9.9d Axe (Kulhari)

The hand sickle is used to harvest crops like wheat, maize, barley, pulses and grass etc. Big sickle (Darat) is used to harvest fodder from trees. Gandasa (chopper) and axe are used to harvest crops like sugar-cane etc.