A Study on the Livelihood Assets and Income of the Plantation-Based Rehabilitated Jhumias of Tripura


  • Vanlalrema Kuki Department of Economics, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar College, Belonia.
  • Indraneel Bhowmik Department of Economics, Tripura University, Suryamaninagar.




Tribes, State Role, Livelihood Approach.


The indigenous tribes of Tripura predominantly practised shifting cultivation. However, efforts at weaning them away have been done through several developmental interventions including plantation-based rehabilitation models. The present paper attempts to examine the status of income and livelihood capital endowments among four different types (rubber, tea, horticulture & multi-croppers) of plantation-based rehabilitated beneficiaries. Using primary survey data from five districts of Tripura, it is seen that multi-croppers and rubber farmers are better placed in terms of income accruals. However, horticulturists are better endowed than rubber growers in terms of livelihood assets. The tea-based rehabilitated beneficiaries are at the bottom in terms of both income as well as livelihood assets.


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Kuki, V., & Bhowmik, I. (2023). A Study on the Livelihood Assets and Income of the Plantation-Based Rehabilitated Jhumias of Tripura. Journal of Rural Development, 41(2), 259–275. https://doi.org/10.25175/jrd/2022/v41/i2/172909


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