Shifting Cultivation in India: A Tribal Livelihood Alternative

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  • Author :Narendra Kumar Rath
  • Year of Publication :2015
  • ISBN: :9789351251156
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVIII, 198
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Anthropology, Economics, North East Indian Studies, Scheduled Castes and Schduled Tribes, Sustainable Development, Tribal

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About the Book :

The book deals with the Shifting Cultivation practice followed in 75 countries of the world. It has outlined the studies made in India as well as in Odisha State. The book is based up on the study conducted through field works in 12 villages of 7 blocks of Koraput region consisting of four districts, i.e. Koraput, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri and Rayagada. The findings of the study reveal that around 30 per cent of the tribal population of Koraput region were dependent on shifting cultivation and they cannot be deprived of their podu land until some viable alternative means of livelihood are provided to them. The study deals with the reasons responsible for the emergence of this practice, analyses the factors responsible for the perpetuation of the system, details the advantages as well as the harmful effects of this system and elaborates the views given by different authorities on the subject. It has highlighted the different methods which can be adopted for eradication of the practice. This book will be useful for all those who are actively involved for the sustainable livelihood of the tribal societies.

About Author :

Narendra Kumar Rath (1963) received his M.A. degree from Berhampur University in 1992. He was serving as a Research Assistant in the Council of Analytical Tribal Studies (COATS), for a period of four years i.e. 1997-2001. He was posted as a Project Officer in LEPRA INDIA in 2001. He received his Ph.D. Degree from Berhampur University in 2006. At present he is working as a Project Officer in Sonepur in Subarnapur district, Odisha. The author has organized a number of Seminars, Workshops and Training Programmes during his service period at COATS, Koraput.