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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A

Socio-Economic condition and livelihood status of Fisher around the landing sites of Motapung-Maguri Beel of Tinsukia District of Assam, India


Author(s): Pollobi Kalita, Parag Deka

Abstract: The study relates to the socio–economic condition of the fisher community of adjoining area of landing sites of Motapung Maguri Beel (wetland) of Tinsukia District, Assam, India. The result shows a very miserable condition. Fishing was found to be the prime business of the studied area of the beel. The literacy among the respondents is very poor where a majority of them are illiterate. Among the literates, none has been found to have education above the 6th standard. Most of the fisher was in middle aged with daily income ranges from Rs. 100 to Rs. 1300. The poor condition of most of the fisher may be due to high family size, scarcity of alternate employment opportunities, low education level, no nearby market for selling of fish, dependence on middle man for selling of fishes, non-availability of own fishing net are the prime cause for the same.

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How to cite this article:
Pollobi Kalita, Parag Deka. Socio-Economic condition and livelihood status of Fisher around the landing sites of Motapung-Maguri Beel of Tinsukia District of Assam, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 3(2): 55-57.
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