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AgricultureAgriculture in Tibetan Settlements Initially groups of five persons were allotted two and a half hectare of land for building house and agriculture.

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1 AgricultureAgriculture in Tibetan Settlements Initially groups of five persons were allotted two and a half hectare of land for building house and agriculture. Tibetans grow maize, millet, wheat, rice, oil etc Agriculture losing its importance CTA started Organic farming in the settlements Cooperatives a backbone of Tibetan rurals Economy Cooperatives in the settlements play a vital role in settlers life as they procure and advance seeds, fertilizers & pesticides, Market agricultural produce collectively and provide common services such as tractors, trucks and warehousing. Tibetan agriculture depends completely on monsoon.

2 Tibetans AbroadTotal ( 12,153 ) Australia Austria Bhutan Denmark France Germany Greece Holland Hungary Italy Japan Liechtenstein New Zealand Norway Poland Russian Federation South Africa Sweden Switzerland Taiwan United Kingdom USA & Canada

3 Tibetans in the United States A group of young Tibetan guerilla were brought to Colorado by American Secret Service for training in the 1950s American congress accepted to grant residential permit to 1000 Tibetans in 1990s Because of the family reunion, the number rose up to 7000 now.

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5 Income Tibetan people general standard of living can be comparable to surrounding native villages. An average households earn Rs 66800* per year which account for Rs 1300 per capita per annum * Tibetan demographic survey 1998

6 Table no. 1 Percentage Share of Sources of Income Economic Activities % age share of income % age share of workforce Agri & allied activities Artisans and crafts Hotels and restaurant Organized trade or business Professional job Salaried employment Small enterprises Unorganized trade or business Casual work4.86.2


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