A Review of the Agricultural Tools and Implements of the Northeastern Region of India from Design Perspective

  • M. Angelus KhohEmail author
  • Amarendra Kumar Das
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 134)


The northeastern region (NER) of India is predominantly dependent on agriculture for livelihood. The farmers of the region mostly use locally available tool for different activities of farming at different stages. These equipments are designed and made by local artisans or by individuals which have been passed down from one generation to the next. Presently, farmers of the region also use farming tools and equipment which are mass manufactured and commercially available in the market. However, in remote areas, the availability of such tools is scarce. This paper identifies the list of the tools and equipment used by the farmers of the Poumai Naga tribe in different stages of cultivation from a design perspective.


Agricultural tools and equipment Northeastern region of India Design of tools Poumai naga 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DesignIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia

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