New land use policy/project of Manipur 2014: an approach paper

State Government has initiated a New Land Use Policy (NLUP) for Manipur with the objective of inclusive development through effective land resource development and livelihood of the people. Over the time, shifting or Jhum Cultivation and unregulated land use system has caused much destruction to both forests and productivity of the land. Jhum cultivation has been a major force for environmental degradation in the hills. NLUP aims at changing the practices of both Jhum and non Jhum cultivation in the hill areas and nudge towards better and sustainable land use system both in the Hills and valley areas of the state.