Dr. Basanta Mangal Dutta, Dr. Jayanta Baruah, Sunil Konch
Shifting cultivation in the Northeast, called jhum .Shifting ultivation or Jhum/jhoom or slash and burn method of crop cultivation is the system where farmers shift their fields after taking one crop in a single season. The field after harvest is abandoned for at least 5-10 years during which, the field regains its fertility due to various factors. Agriculture, the main occupation with more than 70% of workforce in India, has been in a low ebb even after Independent India. With the advent of Green revolution in the later 60’s, there has been a sea change in agricultural production particularly in cereals and oilseed crops. The quantum of grain production has led to self sufficiency though there was no surplus in the country. Scientific cultivation system of crops began during this era, though not to the status of other developed western and European countries
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 2

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