Arunachal?s Apatani Tribe

Arunachal’s Apatani Tribe

News: The Apatanis, one of the major ethnic groups of the eastern Himalayas, practise a distinctive form of agriculture where rice and fish are grown together. These farmers have been practising integrated rice-fish farming in their mountain terraces of Arunachal Pradesh since the 1960s.

 They are small tribal group residing in Ziro Valley of Arunachal Pradesh.
 They speak a local language called Tani and worship the sun and the moon.
 Major festivals - Dree, Myoko, Yapung and Murung.
 The potential areas of rice-fish culture in the Apatani plateau are Napping, Yachuli, Ziro-II, Palin and Koloriang.
 Apatanis principally use three rice varieties - Emeo, Pyape and Mypia.

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