By Vishwambhar Prasad Sati, Lalrinpuia Vangchhia
This e-book offers a socio-economic and livelihood research of agriculturally-dependent groups of Mizoram, the jap extension of the Himalaya, utilizing the sustainable livelihood technique. Such an method of poverty relief is inevitable, fairly, in components the place livelihoods count mostly on biomass-based agriculture and cattle construction. Mizoram possesses plentiful usual assets – land, water and wooded area – yet these assets are mostly unused. The quarter suffers from persistent poverty and malnutrition, and weather switch has additional encouraged livelihood styles. This paintings reviews the entire facets of typical potentials and livelihood prestige in Mizoram. It additionally discusses the most important riding forces that impression livelihood styles. in keeping with a close research of empirical facts, numerous coverage measures are prompt to deal with continual poverty and malnutrition. The e-book is hence hugely valuable for all stakeholders; scholars, researchers, academicians, coverage makers and politicians concerned about rural/community development.
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Extra info for A Sustainable Livelihood Approach to Poverty Reduction: An Empirical Analysis of Mizoram, the Eastern Extension of the Himalaya
The eastern part of Mizoram mainly the districts of Champhai in the northeast and Saiha in the southeast occupies land above 1000 m while, the western part is comparatively less elevated (Fig. 2). Structural hills are further divided into three categories—high structural hills (>1200 m), medium structural hills (800–1200 m), and low structural hills (<800 m). 2 %). 9 % geographical area. Population concentration is the highest in this area as it obtains 70 % of the total arable land and climate is feasible throughout year.
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This led to a complete peace and social integration of the tribal people in Mizoram. Further, the people initiated development activities through practicing agriculture, livestock farming, and collection of forest products to carry livelihoods sustainably and to attain economic development. Since, the location of Mizoram is very isolated from the mainland of India; therefore, infrastructural facilities are lagging behind. Further, high landscape vulnerability and fragility, and undulating terrain do not permit to intensive agricultural activities and establishment of large-scale industries and ﬁnally, the state is in underdeveloped stage.