|'Every January after the harvest season 'Jonbell Mela' takes place in Jagiroad, 35 kilometres away from Guwahati and it is possibly the only fair in India, where 'barter system' is still alive, A big market is organized during this fair and people from various tribes and communities exchange their products.?|
|In the light of the above paragraph, justify the values of 'barter system' in the lives of tribal communities.|
Barter system is still prevalent in the lives of Tribal Communities due to the following reasons:
Barter system is a system in which goods and services are exchanged for other goods and services without using a medium of exchange. It is also known as C-C economy. Many tribes practice this system because it?s still acceptable in such societies. They have no choice other than to exchange goods for goods. As stated in paragraph, every January after the harvest season, a big market in Guwahati is organized where various tribes and communities exchange their products. In some communities, it is a cultural activity as well.
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