ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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FOOD PRICES-Small Is Expensive

to much hardship and constant harassment for non-Naga settlers in the region. For instance, in this area which falls within the Nambor reserve forest the non-Nagas outnumber the Nagas. Technically all settlers are encroachers. However, because Nagaland claims this as part of its territory, the Nagas in the region have been imposing taxes in the form of a 50 per cent share of the crop grown. This has led to a number of clashes. Moreover many influential people in the Nagaland political circles have bought land in the area, providing a sort of patronage to these activities.

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