Part of: Prelims and GS I – Society
Context: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a Bill to include the Darlong community as a sub-tribe of the Kuki tribe on the list of Scheduled Tribes of Tripura.
- The Darlong are small tribe and represent a minority community in Tripura.
- Traditionally, the Darlongs adopt Jhum cultivation/shifting cultivators.
- Today, most of them have taken up agroforestry and horticultural plantation or orchard development as their main livelihoods in addition to wet rice cultivation and seasonal vegetables cultivation.
- The Darlongs have customary laws and practices to govern them and dispense their own affairs.
News Source: TH