The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on the Nagas from 'Census of India, 1931 - Volume III - Assam Report'

caption: Appendix A. The effect on the tribes of the Naga Hills district of Contacts with civilization, by J.P. Mills, I.C.S
caption: exploitation of natural resources; Government's view on jhum land
medium: reports
person: Mullan/ C.S.Mills/ J.P.
date: 1931
text: There has been little of no exploitation of forests, minerals or agricultural land, but the future can not be held to be secure as long as the ruling of Government stands that jhum land, which the owners have bought or inherited as immovable property which can be validly held by an individual or a clan is all unclassed State forest at the absolute disposal of Government, on which there is no liability to pay compensation in the event of its being taken over.