Dr T Temsu Imti
Abstract: After man has started to live a sedentary life, rural and urban settlement emerges as two entities of institutions which are independent to each other. Yet either one of it cannot survive of its own. So the interdependence between these two became inevitable. So in the process, for the study of interaction the flow of people, flow of goods and services, flow of culture, flow of ideas and information and flow of funds are considered as the components of the interfaces. However in the present research work one aspect is executed in which the flow of goods of agro-forest produces has been emphasized during which the phenomenal heterogeneities on the eastern part and the western part of the study area have been clearly revealed. And these conditions are due to the influences from entire geographical factors that prevailed within the mechanism of interaction on rural and urban areas which are considered as the determinants. Each and every districts of Nagaland are divided into 3 zones of interaction as the passive, the moderate and the active interactive zones and the clubbed villages represents a rural CD block where the status of interdependence based on the distances covered between the district headquarter and the rural settlements have been analyzed. The study also reveals that there is further scope for pursuing research work and consequently to adopt various appropriate means of a sustainable livelihood for the rural populace in the study area based on various physical and cultural factors of environment.
Keywords: settlement, interaction, agro-forest, flow of goods, rural, urban, headquarter, CD blocks, socio-cultural