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How can slash and burn agriculture become environment friendly?

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Slash and burn agriculture, also known as jhum cultivation, has been in use since ancient times by tribal people all over the world. Earlier, proper recovery time was allowed for forests to recover when a particular patch of land was left fallow. But due to increased population, this recovery period is often ignored. To make the slash and burn agriculture environment friendly, we need to give adequate recovery time and encourage the use of ashes obtained from burning the plants as fertilizers.

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