International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 8, Part G (2017)
Traditional use of insects and amphibia as food in Manipur and its correlation with global warming
As the destruction of the environment is increasing day by day in spite of the broadcast of the scientists of the world of the various dreadful strategies, the shortage of food is increasing drastically. The state of Manipur depends on the imported food and commodities every day. When there is general strike or economic blockade in the national highways for one week or one month or so, the prices of daily commodities will go high abnormally. Due to influx and uncontrolled reproduction of the inhabitants, and also due to government developmental programmes, the area of cultivable land is decreasing drastically. The available cultivable land also cannot be used for multiple cropping due to poor irrigation. The only alternative the natives can develop is tourist places to increase the state economy and culture of indigenous edible insects and amphibia for supplementing the shortage of food and malnutrition of the growing children. Here the indigenous use of amphibia and insect in making normal food item and use of the pupae of silkworms for balancing malnutrited children are presented which need no irrigation.
How to cite this article:
O Premila Chanu. Traditional use of insects and amphibia as food in Manipur and its correlation with global warming. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(8):475-477.