ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Economics of Shifting Cultivation in India

K N Ninan This paper analyses the economics of shifting (or 'jhum') cultivation vis-a-vis settled (terrace) cultivation in north-east India, with the help of micro-level data and information available in the studies conducted by some agro-economic research centres. The study indicates that settled (terrace) cultivation is not as remunerative as shifting cultivation.

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