Shifting cultivation is an indigenous farming practice prevalent in forested highland communities of the Eastern Himalayas. Kanchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) is a part of Eastern Himalayan landscape. KCA is a community managed area occupying 2,035 sq. km in Taplejung district in eastern Nepal. It is one of the

Aizawl, Aug 12: A total of 20.64 per cent of Mizoram has been identified as degraded land due to jhumming or slash and burn method of shifting cultivation, which was alarming, according to official findings.

The Hill Area Development Program (HADP) has been introduced by the Government of India to initiate socio economic development in the hill areas of India since the inception of the Fifth Five Year Plan.

Agartala, June 28: Tripura Forest Minister Jitendra Chowdhury has expressed deep concern over degradation of forest land due to shifting cultivation (Jhum) over the years and revealed that Manipur has emerged as the worst-affected State, followed by Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura.

This paper considers the relationship between the historical emergence of colonial forestry institutions in forest areas of Andhra Pradesh and the chronic poverty of people living there.

DIMAPUR, May 23: Governor of Nagaland Nikhil Kumar has called upon the Nagaland Forest Department to draw up a concerted plan for maintaining ecology and preserving the bio-diversity of the State.

Aizawl, May 6: The primitive slash and burn method of cultivation, or jhumming, in Mizoram has led to a massive destruction of forests and innumerable forest fires causing loss of human lives.

Aizawl: The primitive slash and burn method of cultivation or jhumming in Mizoram has led to massive destruction of forests and innumerable forest fires.

The state forest department has attributed the disappearance of large tracts of forest every year to jhum fires that normally take place in this tiny state between February and March.

Hundreds of millions of indigenous women and men throughout the world manage their forests and crops sustainably, and in this way contribute to the sequestration of greenhouse gases. However, maintaining control over their land and forests in the face of colonial and corporate attempts to nationalise or privatise them has been a historic struggle.

The traditional slash-and-burn cultivation in hilly areas of northeast India is known as jhum cultivation. It is often considered responsible for causing soil erosion, triggering landslide, flash floods and thereby degrading the primary land resource. The productivity is also reported to be very low.

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