POVERTY ERADICATION OF JHUMIAS THROUGH RUBBER PLANTATION IN TRIPURA: A CASE STUDYSuman Kalyan Chaudhury and Sukanta Sarkar
The study makes an attempt to assess the poverty eradication of Jhumias through the rubber plantation in Tripura. The result indicates that poverty among the jhumias are reduced after rehabilitation through the rubber plantation. The human poverty index and multidimensional poverty index shows that during jhum cultivation respectively, 98.68 per cent and 100 per cent jhumias were fallen under the poverty line. It means poverty were very high during the shifting cultivation., Human poverty index and multidimensional poverty index shows that after rehabilitation of jhumias through the rubber cultivation respectively, 1.68 per cent and 0.6 per cent are under the poverty line.It means poverty among the jhumias are effectively reduced after rubber plantation. Thus the paper suggests that rubber plantation will be a useful strategy for rehabilitation of jhumias and poverty eradication.