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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 2267-2280

Socio-Economic Status of Fishers of Coastal India
Dhande Kranthi Kumar1, V. Ramasubramanian*2, M. Krishnan3, P.S. Ananthan1, A. Vinay1 and Ravi Shankar Kumar1
1Fisheries Economics Extension and Statistics Division, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India
2Division of Forecasting and Agricultural Systems Modelling, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI), PUSA, New Delhi, India
3Head Education Systems Management, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

The socio-economic status of Indian fishers has been evaluated. In addition, their status has been compared with an earlier period to see the changes that occurred over time. Though production has increased over time, growth does not reflect the economic development of the fishing community and about 61 per cent of them are living still below the poverty line. But due to the Government policies and subsidies, their economic conditions improved during the last one decade. There is an improvement in the fisher’s education, training, diversification of economic activities, employment, savings pattern and consumption expenditure over time. The increase in the percentage of fishers involved in subsidiary activity tells that they were not receiving the fruit of increasing fisheries GDP. The p value of the logistic regression is significant for medium size households, religion Hindu, land cultivation and age more than 30 years. MGNREG scheme must be planned properly and monitored in such a way that the fishers will be benefited to a large extent during the lean season or ban periods by getting alternative employment.

Keywords: NSSO, Fishers, Maritime coasts, MPCE, MGNREG.

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Dhande Kranthi Kumar, V. Ramasubramanian, M. Krishnan, P.S. Ananthan, A. Vinay and Ravi Shankar Kumar. 2017. Socio-Economic Status of Fishers of Coastal India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 2267-2280. doi:
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