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Chapter 25

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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