Shifting Cultivation and Conservation of Biological Diversity in Tripura, Northeast India

  title={Shifting Cultivation and Conservation of Biological Diversity in Tripura, Northeast India},
  author={A. K. Gupta},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  • A. Gupta
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • Education
  • Human Ecology
Shifting cultivation (jhooming) has been identified as one of the main human impacts influencing biodiversity in Tripura, Northeast India. Over the last few years a new class of shifting cultivators has emerged that has adopted non-traditional forms of jhooming, which have been responsible for the loss of biological diversity in the state. This paper describes the successes achieved by the state government in providing the jhumias (tribes practicing jhooming) with various non-jhooming options… 

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