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cash crop

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


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


plant and animal waste used especially as a source of fuel

cottage industry

a business that employs workers in their homes


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


illegal hunting of protected animals


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

nuclear proliferation

the spreading development of nuclear arms


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

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