29-Title: Restoration of common property resource in arid region of Rajasthan through establishment of sewan (Lasirus scindicus) grass
Authors: Dinesh Jain, Tara Bothra, Dinesh Acharya, Umesh Kumar Prajapat, Mahendra Singh Manohar and Luna Ram
Source: Ruminant Science (2022)-11(1):139-142.
How to cite this manuscript: Jain Dinesh, Bothra Tara, Acharya Dinesh, Prajapat Umesh Kumar, Manohar Mahendra Singh and Ram Luna (2022). Restoration of common property resource in arid region of Rajasthan through establishment of sewan (Lasirus scindicus) grass. Ruminant Science 11(1):139-142.
The present study was carried out to find the possibility of restoration of degraded land or common property resource through transplantation of developed plantlets in Sewan (Lasirus scindicus) grass nursery in the Arid Region of Rajasthan. Sewan (Lasirus scindicus) nursery development was carried out by placing overnight moist Sewan (Lasirus scindicus) root slips in 880 biodegradable cups in Sewan (Lasirus scindicus) nursery beds of the size of 90 feet x 5 feet for 30 days. Thereafter, developed Sewan (Lasirus scindicus) plantlets in the nursery were transplanted in the field of Livestock Research Station (LRS), Beechwal, RAJUVAS, Bikaner and impact assessment was conducted after one year of transplantation. The Sewan (Lasirus scindicus) grass was harvested by selecting randomly a plot size of 5×5 m2 and the fodder yield of Sewan (Lasirus scindicus) grass was calculated by crop cutting experiment. Obtained results of the study showed that the number of developed plantlets in biodegradable cups increased during the entire experimental period. Out of 880 biodegradable cups, 352 cups had successfully developed plantlets i.e. 40 per cent in 30 days of study. The biomass productivity of sowed plantlets of Sewan (Lasirus scindicus) grass was found to be 70 quintals per hectare per year. Based on the results of the study, it can be concluded that after the successful development of Sewan (Lasirus scindicus) plantlets from root slips in Sewan (Lasirus scindicus) grass nursery, transplantation of Sewan (Lasirus scindicus) plantlets in the degraded field or common property resources is a novel approach to restore the degraded land or common property resource.
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