Journal of Agriculture & Life Sciences

ISSN 2375-4214 (Print), 2375-4222 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jals

Shifting Cultivation in Tripura – A Critical Analysis
Suman Das, Dr. Madhushree Das

The present paper describes the status of shifting cultivation in Tripura (North-East India) and reviews the works done on various alternative farming systems in the state. It portrays the perception of tribal people usually called them ‘Jhumia’, about jhum cultivation and why they are still practicing it though Govt. of Tripura has banned this practice long ago and also emphasize the impact of jhum cultivation in different aspects of natural and human environment and issues relating to it. This paper ultimately focuses on how to cope up from this matter. It also explains the negative and positive aspects of shifting cultivation. It also illustrates many other possible alternatives that may be acceptable by the Tribal people of Tripura as modified shifting cultivation practices in the hilly pats of Tripura and factors responsible for failure of jhum cultivation.

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