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The 'Slash-and-burn' agricultural method of farming is also known as _____ in Madhya Pradesh.
1. Roca 
2. Penda 
3. Dahiya 
4. Kuruwa

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Dahiya 

The correct answer is Dahiya.

  • The 'Slash-and-burn' agricultural method of farming is also known as Dahiya in Madhya Pradesh.
Sl no. Name Region
1 Jhumming Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, Chattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
2 ‘Bewar’ or ‘Dahiya’ Madhya Pradesh
3 ‘Podu’ or ‘Penda’ Andhra Pradesh
4 ‘Pama Dabi’ or ‘Koman’ or Bringa’ Orissa
5 ‘Kumari’ Western Ghats
6 ‘Valre’ or ‘Waltre’ South-eastern Rajasthan
7 ‘Kuruwa’ Jharkhand
8 ‘Khil’ Himalayan region













  • The 'Slash-and-burn' agricultural method of farming is generally known a Subsistence farming.
  • The crops which are generally grown are bananas, cassava, rice, maize, and millet.

  • Subsistence farming is a traditional and indigenous method of cultivation whereas Commercial farming is more of an industrial level farming method.
  • Subsistence methods do not use fertilizers or technological support for cultivation or irrigation whereas commercial farming is heavily dependent on the use of chemical fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides and other technology-driven machines and equipment to get a higher yield.

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