Shifting Cultivation


In this type of cultivation, land is cleared by cutting and burning of forests for raising crops.

The crops are grown for a few years (2-3 years).

As fertility of land declines, farmers move to new areas, clear the forests and grow crops there for next few years.

This farming is practised in the hilly areas of Northeast and in some tribal belts of Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.

In northeast, such type of cultivation is known as “Jhuming”.