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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part C

Socio-economic Condition of Fish Farmer and Trader at the Village of Pitamborpur in Chaugachha Upazilla in Jessore, Bangladesh


Author(s): BM Newaz Sharif, Abdulla-Al-Asif, Suvashis Vaumik, Md. Abu Zafar, Md. Monirul Islam, Md. Abdus Samad

Abstract: The study was conducted at pitambarpur, under the union of shinghajhully, Chaugachha, Jessore in Bangladesh. The study period was carried out during September to December, 2014. In the selected areas, the study was conducted on 45 persons. The collected information was totally interview and observation based study. In the study area it was found that 54% farmers used semi pucca, 19% of fish farmers used to live pucca houses and rest of 27% farmers used to live earthen houses. The percentage of age distribution was 5% farmer was 25-35 years, 10% farmer was 35-40 years and rest 85% farmer has the age of 40 and above. It was observed that 5% of finance are contributed by farmers, 73% farmers got finance from bank whereas 22% farmers took finance from local moneylenders. About 97% of the fish farmers used tube well and rest 3% of the farmer uses pond water. In Pitamborpur 90% of farmers are illiterate and rest 10% farmers are literate. About 45% traders has own bank account but only 55% traders has no bank account. They exchange their money by cash or liquid money. It was found that 5% of concrete toilet and 50% has earthen toilet and 45% has semi-pucca toilet. After toilet work 100% farmer and farmer’s family member use soap or basic substance. In case of illness 95% of traders and farmer’s family served by quack doctor treatment, only 5% farmer goes to MBBS doctor. Almost 98% farmer’s children are used to go school. Rest of 2% children is used to go with his father’s work. About 97% of total income comes from fish business and 3% involve in others occupation. The rest 3% has secondary business like tea stall business, agricultural activity, and motorized vehicle operation etc. About 99% farmers use mobile phone and only 1% has no mobile phone. In Pitamborpur all of the farmers are Muslim. Most of the farmers and traders has 5to 6 member in family, and usually they lived as a nuclear family. In the present study area 86% of farmer and trader have nuclear family. Rest of 14% has joint family.

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How to cite this article:
BM Newaz Sharif, Abdulla-Al-Asif, Suvashis Vaumik, Md. Abu Zafar, Md. Monirul Islam, Md. Abdus Samad. Socio-economic Condition of Fish Farmer and Trader at the Village of Pitamborpur in Chaugachha Upazilla in Jessore, Bangladesh. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 3(2): 212-217.
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