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LAND USE CHANGE IN VIEW OF SMALL TEA GARDENS & ITS IMPACT ON BIODIVERSITY IN AND AROUND TITABAR


Volume 24, Issue 1, June 2016, Pages 132–143

 LAND USE CHANGE IN VIEW OF SMALL TEA GARDENS and ITS IMPACT ON BIODIVERSITY IN AND AROUND TITABAR

Namita Sharma

Original language: English

Received 17 May 2016

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Tea industry of Assam plays a dominant role in the economy of the state. Recently, a number of small tea growers have made an entry into the tea industry in Assam, which has made a significant impact on the pattern of agricultural land use, creation of rural employment, economic benefit and most significantly on the biodiversity of the area. The present study focuses to know about the changes in land use due to small tea cultivation in Titabar of Jorhat, a district of Assam and its impact on the biodiversity of the area. The small tea growers of the study area converted the fallow lands, waste lands, grazing lands etc. into the tea gardens within the last two decade, which changes the pattern of land use of the area. The farmers had cleared their plots under bamboo land, miscellaneous and indigenous trees for tea gardening which directly affects the biodiversity of the area. The primary data have been collected by field visit to the study area to substantiate the objectives of the study. Seven villages of Titabar and a total number of 50 small tea growers were selected randomly as sample for study. The study attempts to establish a relationship between the small tea cultivation and land use change. Growth of small tea cultivation is the prime cause of depletion of many valuable forest resources including animals, birds, medicinal plant and nutritious fruits, resulting in loss of flora and fauna in the area.

Author Keywords: Small tea cultivation, spatial change, temporal change, flora, fauna.


How to Cite this Article


Namita Sharma, “LAND USE CHANGE IN VIEW OF SMALL TEA GARDENS & ITS IMPACT ON BIODIVERSITY IN AND AROUND TITABAR,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 132–143, June 2016.