Sustainable alternate livelihood avocations for coastal women in India

Immanuel, Sheela and Narayanakumar, R and Ayyappan, S (2008) Sustainable alternate livelihood avocations for coastal women in India. In: Agricultural Situation in India. India Environmental Portal, pp. 83-88.

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    Fisheries from the major source of employment, income and livelihood for most of the people inhabiting the coastal region. Women in fisheries are in general labelled as imperceptible workers as their contributions are not adequately apprehended and realized. Fishing in India is the main stay of men but women too play a major role in pre and post harvest activities. The fishers' population in the coastal villages of India is around 3.52 million out of which 49 per cent are women (CMFRI, Census, 2005): Fisherwomen actively involve themselves in different activities and thereby supplement their family income. It was observed that women even migrate to nearby places to gain employment. But, their level of. migration is primarily hampered by the social system. More over, women have a a propensity to take up inherent traditional activities rather than innovative activities. They also depend on their closer environment for their livelihood and most of the works they do are confined within their environment. Unlike men &hey cannot stretch out to far of places for gaining employment because they shoulder the family responsibilities and hence their economic oriented activity too is very limited.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension
    Divisions: CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 09:19
    Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 09:19

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