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. Agricultural Situation in India, 65 (2). pp. 83-88.

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Abstract

Fisheries tiom 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 ir~volveth emselves in diff~i.3~sc:: ivi:ics czd thereby ~u?plementt heir 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 environmint for their livelihood and most of the works they do are confined within their environment. Unlike Inen ihey 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:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:alternate livelihood; livelihood avocations; coastal women; india
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension > Fishing Community
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:2485
Deposited By:Dr. V Mohan
Deposited On:20 Aug 2010 11:11
Last Modified:11 Apr 2011 16:08

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