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Environmental Issues in India by Mahesh Rangarajan

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THE NEW LAND USE POLICY: PEOPLE AND FORESTS IN MIZORAM

Daman Singh

The system of shifting cultivation in Mizoram has a certain enduring quality which may be interpreted as resistance to change. In contrast to several other areas, here the reason for its persistence is not to be found in deeply rooted social and cultural tradition, but rather in the resilience of the production system itself. This method of agriculture performs the essential function of feeding the rural family, whose occupational options are severely restricted. Although time-consuming, strenuous and subject to uncertainty, it has the advantage of being self-contained. The shifting cultivator in a remote village needs neither road, nor market, nor government facility to ...

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