IFP Editorial: Asking the hill people to do away with the practice of jhum cultivation is like asking them to give up their traditional lifestyle and culture.
IFP Editorial: While government ministers and experts shout from the mountain-top that the practice of jhum is leading to land degradation and soil erosion, nothing much have been done on the ground.
Several farmers in the hill district of Tamenglong lament that they could not burn up the cutting of their jhum fields as rainfall hit the region very early this year.
What is it about jhum cultivation that it has impacted the tribal Zeliangrong community in India? Mordecai Panmei throws light on the age-old traditional farming method
Jhum cultivation had been blamed for contributing to the deteriorating climate change in the world without taking into consideration how this method had immensely benefited the communities.