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cash crop

farm crop grown to be sold or traded rather than used by the farm family

jute

plant fiber used to make string and cloth

green revolution

program, begun in the 1960s, to produce higher-yielding, more productive strains of wheat, rice, and other food crops

biomass

plant and animal waste used especially as a source of fuel

cottage industry

a business that employs workers in their homes

ecotourism

tourism based on concern for the environment

sustainable development

technological and economic growth that does not deplete the human and natural resources of a given area

poaching

illegal hunting of protected animals

Chipko

India's "tree-hugger" movement that protects forests through reforestation and by supporting limited timber production

nuclear proliferation

the spreading development of nuclear arms

Dalits

the "oppressed"; in India, people assigned to the lowest social class

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