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ISO 100 Aperture f/5.6' Shutter speed 1/200' fL70 mm

Those who do such cultivation are called Jhumia.
The practice involves clearing vegetative/forest cover on land/slopes of hills, drying and lighting it before onset of monsoon and cropping on it thereafter.

Mostly North-Eastern regions do this type of Cultivation. This is called JHUM CULTIVATION.
Jhuming is done in steep hill slopes where sedentary cultivation is not possible.

In theory, jhuming is less harmful to ecology than monoculture plantations.

When cycle of Jhoom cultivation becomes shorter, the biomass of the soil increases. This increases farmers’ income and socio-economic status. Jhum is economically productive. So by this cultivation there is a regeneration of forests and the cycle continues.

The photo was taken in one of the district forest regions of Mizoram.

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  • Copyright: Altaf Hossain (altaffotos) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 47] (29)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2016-12-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2017-07-24 6:12
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