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Broom Grass

Context:

∙ Recently, the Tribal people have been carrying broom grass at a village in Karbi Anglong district of Assam.

About Broom Grass:

∙ It is also known as Thysanolaena maxima, is a type of grass that is native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

∙ Karbi Anglong, in Assam, is the largest producer of brooms in India.

Cultivation:

∙ The cultivation of broom grass is comparatively easy and requires small financial inputs.

∙ It can be grown on marginal lands, wasteland, and in Jhum fallow land.

∙ The planting can be done by seeds or rhizomes.

Significance:

∙ It is a cash crop, and its cultivation is a significant source of income for many farmers, and has the potential to generate local employment and can be used to enhance rural income.

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