Q. 13

Write a short note on ‘shifting cultivation’.

Answer :

Shifting cultivation is a form of agriculture in which a plot of land is cleared by slash and burn. Ashes are then mixed with the soil and crops are grown. After the land has lost its fertility, it is abandoned. Shifting cultivation is also known as slash and burn agriculture.

The farmers then move to a new place. In the British time also they wanted to settle shifting cultivators or jhum for the economic purposes and administrative purpose.


To settled cultivators was not easy in areas where water was less or scanty and the soil is dry. Those who took to plough cultivation often suffered since their fields did not produce good yields.


Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Related Videos
Quiz | Living the Tribals wayQuiz | Living the Tribals wayQuiz | Living the Tribals way49 mins
Quiz | Let's Recall AdolescenceQuiz | Let's Recall AdolescenceQuiz | Let's Recall Adolescence31 mins
NCERT | Reaching the Age of Adolescence (Part-1)NCERT | Reaching the Age of Adolescence (Part-1)NCERT | Reaching the Age of Adolescence (Part-1)44 mins
The History and Chemistry Behind a Matchstick!The History and Chemistry Behind a Matchstick!The History and Chemistry Behind a Matchstick!37 mins
Golden RatioGolden RatioGolden Ratio28 mins
A Walk Through The JungleA Walk Through The JungleA Walk Through The Jungle50 mins
Learn the Concept of Ratio and PercentageLearn the Concept of Ratio and PercentageLearn the Concept of Ratio and Percentage46 mins
The History and Chemistry of Matchstick!The History and Chemistry of Matchstick!The History and Chemistry of Matchstick!26 mins
Exploring the Universe- A Tour to RememberExploring the Universe- A Tour to RememberExploring the Universe- A Tour to Remember53 mins
Quiz | Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery Of The Aquilla DiamondQuiz | Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery Of The Aquilla DiamondQuiz | Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery Of The Aquilla Diamond61 mins
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
caricature
view all courses