A study on the Climate change in Tripura: With a focus on small growers of plantations crops


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Authors

  • Vanlalrema Kuki Tripura University

Keywords:

Agriculture, Environmental fallouts, People, Plantation crops, State

Abstract

Tripura is one of the smallest states in the country, located in the North Eastern Region (NER) of India, characterised by mostly hilly areas. In hill slopes, shifting cultivation would have been carried by the native tribes to earn a livelihood, which was intrinsically related to their customs and as a way of life. The cultivation resulted in deforestation and soil erosion while causing an ecological imbalance in the surrounding areas. Considering the environmental fallouts, the state government started shifting cultivators' rehabilitation programmes through plantation crops cultivation in the 1990s. Consequently, the problem of shifting cultivation is reduced to some extent. The current study adopted a perception approach to finding out the change in a local environment. The study reveals that due to plantation crops cultivation, plain land cultivation of rice paddy has drastically decreased; besides, trees and bamboos are difficult to access even in remote villages. The temperature got increased while the water level decreased in the canal. Besides, the numbers of birds and animals are also decreasing significantly. 

Author Biography

  • Vanlalrema Kuki, Tripura University

    Department of Economics, Tripura University

    Ph.D., Resercher, (JRF)

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Submitted

23-11-2022

Published

26-12-2023

How to Cite

A study on the Climate change in Tripura: With a focus on small growers of plantations crops. (2023). Indian Journal of Agroforestry, 25(2). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJA/article/view/130629