Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR)
Technology Information Facilitation Programme (TIFP)

Isolation & Documentation of Indigenous Knowledge  & Conservation of Traditional Practices in Theni, Virudhunagar, Sivagangai, Dindigul and Madurai Districts in Tamilnadu by Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy, Krishnankoil, Tamilnadu.


v      Isolate and record the local knowledge systems, including the local species, communities, or ecosystems, the quantity and type of products obtained, the management systems employed in the Districts earmarked.

v      Determine how farmers, foragers and other local men in these districts conceive of biodiversity, conservation, sustainability and the cultural basis of their views.

v      Provide information to various agencies, foragers agencies, educational institutions on the indigenous traditional Knowledge and oral traditions to promote the application of local knowledge to modern resource management.

The following information were collected under the project:

Traditional medical practices


Traditional Medical practitioners details


Traditional Agricultural practices


Tribal Medical practices


Tribal Medical practitioners details


Herbarium of rare & endangered medical plants


Red list of rare & endangered medical plants


Specimen of crude drugs used by traditional medical Practitioners


Publication of successful medical practitioners


For query, contact to

Shri M. Palanivelu, Principal Investigator
Arulmigu Kalasalingam College of Pharmacy
Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil-626 190 
Srivilliputtur (Via) Virudhunagar District, Tamilnadu (India)

Updated on: October 10. 2008