Sowing Season…

Sowing Season…

Away from the hustle and bustle of campaigns in poll-bound Nagaland, a group of people are seen sowing rice on field, near Dikhu River bordering Longleng and Mokokchung District. Agriculture and allied sector is one of the major contributors to the Gross State Domestic Product and is the largest employer of the workforce in the State with 45.47 percent of the working population engaged in agricultural activities as per the Nagaland Economic Survey 2016-17. The types of farming system practiced in Nagaland are the traditional Jhum, Terrace Rice Cultivation (TRC) and Wet Rice Cultivation (WRC). Rice is the staple food which is cultivated in about 52.34 per cent of the Net Area Sown with rice production of 478210 MT during 2015-16. With a topography of undulating terrains and mountainous landscapes, Jhum cultivation constitutes large part of Total Cropped Area.