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Tripura tribal council announces financial help for 5,983 ‘jhumia’ families

Agartala: The newly formed Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 3,000 each to all the ‘jhumia’ families to support their livelihood. ‘Jhumias’ are tribals who practise shifting or jhum cultivation. Under this form of cultivation, also called ‘slash and burn’ agriculture, hill slopes are cleared of […]