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Title:
ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY NEPED AND ITS DRAWBACKS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMME

Authors:
Dr. Merensangla Longkumer, Prof. A. K. Makar


Volume - 2 Issue - 10, Pages - 4853-4863

Abstract:
Nagaland is situated in the northeastern part of India with agriculture as its main source of livelihood. The Nagas practice shifting cultivation or slash and burn agriculture or jhum cultivation which involves cropping the land for a year or two and then keeping it fallow for some years to regain its fertility. Recognising the importance of shifting cultivation in Nagaland , NEPED was established in 1995 to encourage adoption of agroforestry by planting trees in farmer's jhum field. Since its inception, NEPED has taken up many activities in Nagaland to preserve jhum cultivation with suitable modifications to make it environmentally friendly as well as income generating activities to improve the economic status of the people. The series of activities aimed at improving people's economic stature while utilizing their resources in a sustainable manner. It addressed the problem of jhum with a view to make it more sustainable and productive. It addressed the need to organize credit management in the rural areas by financing development of cash crops and several other activities. The present study was conducted in three districts of Nagaland. The findings revealed the activities undertaken by NEPED and the most preferred activities among the respondents. Every project/programme has its advantages as well as disadvantages so the study revealed the drawbacks of NEPED as perceived by the respondents.

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[Longkumer, Merensangla, and A.K. Makar. "ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY NEPED AND ITS DRAWBACKS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAMME." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 10, 2017, pp. 4853-4863. October.]

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