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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part B

Socio-economic condition of the fishermen in Shikharkhan Jelepara under Jaintiapur Upazila of Sylhet district


Author(s): Niloy Kumar Chowdhury, Maruf Ahmed, Mollika Das, Sabuj Kanti Majumder and Basir Ahammad

Abstract: This study was undertaken to update the livelihood status of fishermen in Sikharkhan Jelepara in Jaintiapur Upazila of Sylhet District from April 2017 to October 2017. The data were collected through the questionnaire, survey, group discussion and public interview. The results of the study revealed some interesting facts and showed that most of involved fishermen were in 16-30 years age group (42%) whereas majority of them were Muslim (88%) and married (79%). About 61% people lived with joint family. About 50% of fishing community was illiterate. Furthermore, it was reported that most of the fishermen received treatment from village doctors. It was found that 52% house were Katcha while 33% house were Semi-pacca and only 15% house were pacca. About 65% people used ring toilet and 6% people used pacca toilet. About 93% households had electricity connections. Most of the fishermen (64%) level of income was within 72000-108000. They usually caught fishes from haors (52%) and beels (34%). Lack of proper knowledge, lack of proper marketing facilities, illiteracy not as much of governmental support was the major constraints. In the present study, educational, organizational, and technical credit support were very crucial to develop their better socio-economic conditions.

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Niloy Kumar Chowdhury, Maruf Ahmed, Mollika Das, Sabuj Kanti Majumder and Basir Ahammad. Socio-economic condition of the fishermen in Shikharkhan Jelepara under Jaintiapur Upazila of Sylhet district. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2018; 6(4): 137-143.
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