What is shifting cultivation called in India?

Shifting cultivation in India is known as Jhum. 

Shifting cultivation is an agricultural practice in which a piece of land is farmed on, only to be abandoned later after an initial use. It is prohibited in India as shifting cultivation was believed to be responsible for the alarming rate of deforestation of Indian forests.

For more relevant articles refer to the links given below:

Related Links

What is terrace farming in agriculture?

Where is terrace cultivation practiced in India?

List of Environment Conventions & Protocols

UPSC Questions 

Ramsar Convention

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published. Required fields are marked *