Sustaining a way of life
December , 2015
North East Initiative’s conservation of forests through community rearing of mithuns, an endangered animal, have also turned things around for Pagmar Obing
The North East Initiative
The economy of the northeastern states is mainly based on subsistence agriculture and a system of shifting cultivation called jhum. Rampant and unchecked practice of jhum has put pressure on the fragile ecosystem and resulted in food scarcity; coupled with other problems, this has affected the quality of life in the region.
North East India
Interventions in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Assam and Tripura