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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:9, September, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 1371-1380

Socio-Economic Profile of Shrimp Farmers of South Konkan Region, Maharashtra, India
V. Naik, S. V. Patil*, M. M. Shirdhankar, B. M. Yadav, M. Tibile, K. J. Chaudhari, S. M. Wasave and V. G. Yewale
College of Fisheries (Dr. B. S. Konkan Agriculture University), Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India
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Brackish water shrimp farming is playing a key role in the socio-economic development of India. Shrimp farming activities have developed very fast in Maharashtra since last decade. Numbers of shrimp farms have been constructed in the coastal districts of the state. Shrimp farming activities have also generated employment along the coastline. As shrimp farming sector is growing with good pace and state is earning valuable foreign exchange it is necessary to study socio-economic profile of shrimp farmers. Socio economic profile of the shrimp farmers of the state was studied using interview schedule. It was found that most of the shrimp farmers in South Konkan region, Maharashtra were belonged to the middle age groups (52.54%), majority (84.75%) belongs to Hindu religion, males dominating the shrimp farming sector (98.31%), maximum number of shrimp farmers (40.68%) were educated up to graduate level, majority (59.32 %) live in nuclear family, maximum (49.15 %) of shrimp farmers had experience between 6-10 years, progressive shrimp farmers (27.71 %) were the main source of information, majority of the shrimp farmers (64.41 %) operating their farm on lease basis, 55.93 % were having farm size between 0-2 ha, majority of the shrimp farmers (76.27 %) utilize their own funds for shrimp farming, aquaculture and other business is the major occupation for the majority of the farmers (76.27 %), around 52.54% of shrimp farms were registered with CAA, majority of shrimp farmers (91.53 %) taking two crops per year, maximum number of shrimp farmers (44.07%) maintaining a stocking density between 31-40 nos./m2, majority of the (89.93%) doing partial harvesting of shrimps,49.15 % shrimp farmers had annual income above 20 lakhs, majority of the shrimp farmers (84.75%) in South Konkan region sale their produce through middleman. It is concluded that, socio-economic characteristics of shrimp farmers must be taken into account for formulation, designing and successful implementation of developmental programmes.

Keywords: Socio- economic status, Shrimp farmer, South Konkan, Maharashtra

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Naik, B. V., S. V. Patil, M. M. Shirdhankar, B. M. Yadav, R. M. Tibile, K. J. Chaudhari, S. M. Wasave and Yewale, V. G. 2020. Socio-Economic Profile of Shrimp Farmers of South Konkan Region, Maharashtra, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 1371-1380. doi:
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