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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Part E

Socio-economic impact evaluation of fishery schemes in saraikela and west Singh hum districts of Jharkhand, India-strengthening livelihood opportunity


Author(s): Ranjan Kumar Mallick and Subash Chandra Dash

Abstract: Jharkhand is predominantly an agriculture state and fisheries are an integral part of the production system. The study looked at analyse the impact of “Matsya Mitra”, Matsya Awes, seed stocking, and 30 decimal tanks on development of fisheries in the districts of West Singh hum and Saraikela. The study was based on both secondary and primary data. 50 Matsya Mitra belong to Sareikela distinct while the remaining 54 are from West Singhbhum district. Matsya Mitras are working as change agents providing linkage between the rural communities and the government. Due to Matsya Mitra’s intervention, in West Singhbhum district 152 new potential farmers could be created where as in Saraikela 226 new farmers took up fishery as an activity. 874 lakhs of spawn have been distributed in West Singhbhum district and in Saraikela district 625 lakhs of spawn distributed during 2009-10 which is 4 times increase than the previous year. Under the fishermen housing scheme, over 1080 dwelling units were constructed since 2001-02 to 2009-10 in two study districts for the same number of families which has facilitated fishermen to replace their mud cum thatched houses. Due to having a house, the poor and homeless families from fisherman community are the scheme for stocking reservoirs has come as a boon to the fishermen communities living in surrounding villages. The 30 decimal tank rearing scheme aims at promoting seed rearing. So far 351 beneficiaries are covered under 30 decimal rearing tanks. This scheme is in good demand and helped increasing the seed production. Overall, all the schemes under implementation by Fishery Department, Government of Jharkhand have made significant positive impact on the fisheries sector development in the state. With the removal of some of the constraints and bottlenecks, the sector is poised for qualitative and quantitative of rural livelihood.

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How to cite this article:
Ranjan Kumar Mallick, Subash Chandra Dash. Socio-economic impact evaluation of fishery schemes in saraikela and west Singh hum districts of Jharkhand, India-strengthening livelihood opportunity. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(6):364-373.
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