In this paper, we look into the relationship that exist between four tribal communities viz. the Kondh, Poraja, Gadaba and Bonda of the Koraput region with their natural resources. Eucalyptus globulus Labill., when introduced into the tribal ecosystem is rejected by the community and so is Acacia auriculiformis A.Cunn ex Benth., while another tree Pterospermum acerifolium Willd. when introduced is readily accepted by the community. A new water reservoir makes fish readily available to the community and the community incorporates the new resource into their culture.

Soil fauna is perhaps the least known frontier of biological diversity. The present study was carried out to observe the changes in the soil faunal diversity subsequent to slash and burn agriculture or shifting cultivation locally called 'Jhumming; or 'Jhum'.

Shillong: Meghalaya loses approximately 10 million metric tones of top soil annually through practice of shifting cultivation, deforestation and other methods of soil degradation activities, said the Director of Soil and Water Conservation, KC Momin at the annual general meeting of Meghalaya Soil and Water Conservation held at the Conservation Training Institute at Byrnihat in Ri-Bhoi district on

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), through its multi-disciplinary research programmes had identified several viable alternative land use models and land management practices that can be introduced in areas under shifting cultivation.

SUALKUCHI - State Agriculture Minister Pramila Brahma inaugurated the seed village programme on July 1 at Kayatol under Sarulah Agriculture Extension circle of Kamrup district. Addressing the inaugural ceremony Brahma called upon the farmers to take advantage of the scheme and implement the programme so that they could increase their production. She also called upon the officers to inspire the cultivators and help them in their fields.

Mohali, June 09 We have issued a notice to the illegal occupants and if they fail to vacate the land within two days, we will lodge trespassing cases against them GMADA official Almost a year after Prime Minister Manomohan Singh laid the foundation stone of a proposed integrated Knowledge City in Mohali, state officials were in for a rude shock on Monday when they found that the land was still under cultivation.

As against scathing attack hurled at Government by the opposition political parties as well as the left allies over galloping inflation in the country, the ruling party at the Centre does not find enough reasons to be so much worried since the weather forecast of meteorological department suggests a near-normal monsoon in the current year that could lead to increased farm production in 2008-09 successively after good harvest of the previous fiscal.

Cultivation of sugar-free potatoes is bringing good health to the farmers in around 19 villages of Nagaon. Now, this is not because the consumption of the same minimizes their risk of becoming diabetic, but because of the buy-back process in the contact farming system, which is fetching them Rs 6 per kg at a time when the other local potato growers in the State are struggling for a market, where they can get only Rs 3 per kg at bulk selling.

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With a rangbwtang (necklace made of silver coins) round her neck, Koyati Reang, clad in the traditional attire of a Reang woman