Traditional Knowledge, Skill and Technology And Their Creative Use
People from ancient times have been developing specific knowledge, skill, and technology according to their necessities at certain places and times to make their life easier and comfortable. They are called traditional knowledge, skills, and technology. They are also known as indigenous or local technology.
These traditional skills, knowledge and technology pass from generation to generation which has been developed as a trend of life to make their living comfortable and simple. We can see such technologies being used in different sectors even today.
As a technology of making butter by using Madani and Theki, Janto for grinding cereals, Dhiki for crushing cereals, Kol for producing oil or sugarcane juice, Panee Ghatta for grinding cereals, Halo for plowing, Dhiki pump for drawing water, Aaran for manufacturing sickles and spades, Pottery for making earthen items, Tuin for crossing river, Sanduk for keeping important, etc are some examples of traditional knowledge, skill, and technology being practiced in different parts of our country.
Such traditional technologies have been gradually modernized with a change in time. Like, the screw has been modified into gear, traditional Plough intro tractor, Panee Ghatta into electric turbines, etc. The use of an improved oven ( Sudhariyako Chulo) in place of Guintha is also an example of traditional technology.
Do you know Why Planning is important?
Importance of the Use of Traditional Knowledge, Skill and Technology
– It explores the technologies that are on the stage of extinction.
– It helps in the conservation and promotion of traditional knowledge, skill, and technology.
– It is environment-friendly and more durable.
-It keeps on the traditional identity.
– It makes us proud of our ancestral deeds.
– This is based on the local means, resources, and skills.
Measures for the preservation of Traditional Knowledge, Skill, and Technology
– The new generation should be taught about the advantages and uniqueness of traditional knowledge, skill, and technology.
-The state should implement effective programs and policies to preserve such things.
They should be modified into modern from retaining their originality.
– Those who are involved in the exploration and preservation of such knowledge, skill and technology should be supported and encouraged.