ITTO to support Tripura for Jhumia rehabilitation

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Agartala, Nov 18: The Tripura forest department has initiated a project for socio-economic uplift of the poor Jhumias (shifting cultivators) from International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) of China.

Official sources here today said that the state government had appointed a consultant to prepare a project for providing Jhumia rehabilitation through international funding.

A full-fledged hearing session on the project would be held here on November 23 where experts would forward their views on the project and put suggestions for successful implementation of the programme.

The main objective of the project was to reduce the number of shifting cultivators as well as to insist the tribal in eco-sustainable livelihood management, officials added.


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