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Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 2 (1): 15 - 19
http://dx.doi.org/10.14737/journal.aavs/2014.2.1.15.19
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Tilling Tayo1*, Tadang Meena1, Taba Heli1, Neeta Longjam2, Vivekananda Safi1, Tilling Tabyo1
1KVK–Papum Pare, Karsingsa –791123, Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, India; 2KVK– East Siang, Central Horticulture and Forestry College, Pasighat Arunachal Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author: tilling.tayo@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Study aim to explore the Mithun, Jhum and their interrelationship and farmers views regarding the age old practices, which is still sustained in rural area. Mithun rearing and Jhum practices have synergistic interrelationship, as Jhum provides fodder to mithun conversely mithun provides manure to Jhum plot. Jhum is a source of more than 22 varieties of crops and vegetable apart from fodder for mithun. Mithun raid in Jhum is very common unless protected with strong fence. However, Mithun being the choice animal and Jhum being source of food security, the practices of Jhum integrated with Mithun is preferred by each and every farming community of Mithun rearer and Jhumias, which is the main reason behind why still they are stick to the traditional old system of Mithun production and Jhum cultivation.

Key Words: Mithun, Jhum, Interrelationship, Natural fodder, Arunachal Pradesh