Fishers in Post-harvest Fisheries Sector in India : An Assessment of Socio-economic Status

Gopal, Nikita and Jeyanthi, P and Ashok, Arathy and Shyam, S Salim and Katiha, Pradeep K and Krishnan, M and Barik, Nagesh Kumar and Ganesh Kumar, B and Narayanakumar, R and Sathiadhas, R (2014) Fishers in Post-harvest Fisheries Sector in India : An Assessment of Socio-economic Status. Fishery Technology, 51. pp. 213-219.

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the results of study carried out during 2009-11, to assess literacy, health and income status of fishers in India with reference to postharvest sector which covered fishers in marketing and processing. The study covered five states and one union territory, covering 11 districts reaching 548 households. About 52.19% of the respondents fell in the age group of 36-55. The average male- female ratio was 1.03 and 66.61% of the families were in the small family category of 2-4 members. It was observed that the literacy rates among fishers in post-harvest sector in different states ranged from 63.74 to 95.81%. In general, the literacy rates were comparable to the national average. Maternal and child mortality were low in the sample studied and the average birth weight of infants was 2.68 kg. The average monthly income was Rs. 7027.45 with a daily income of Rs. 234.25. About 44.70% of the households had no savings and 47.81% of households were in debt.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Processing; marketing; income; literacy; health; fishers
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension
    Marine Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 09:08
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:59
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10162

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