Why is Jhooming banned?

Jhooming, also known as shifting cultivation, is an agricultural practice in which a piece of land is farmed on, only to be abandoned later after an initial use.

Jhooming is banned as it was found that the practice accelerated the process of deforestation at an alarming rate. What’s more, the burning of forests to clear it for agriculture purposes caused more damage to the environment in the process.

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