Sarker, Debnarayan and Ganguly, Dipanwita (2006): Socio-economic issues of prawn-seed collection in an open riverene fishery: a case study of prawn-seed collectors in West Bengal. Published in: Artha Vijnana , Vol. XLVIII, No. 1&2 (2006): pp. 67-86.
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This paper attempts to examine the socio-economic status of prawn seed collectors, who traditionally live on fishing, in open riverene fishery under 24 Parganas district in West Bengal. The study suggests that the prawn seed collectors’ households are the most vulnerable segment among the poorest of the poor and live under BPL (Below Poverty Line) category. There is high incidence of illiteracy, unemployment, poverty, negligence of children’s health and high family size among the majority of prawn seed collectors’ households. Despite the disliking of this occupation, female and adolescent girls, acting as main earners of their households, are compelled to be engaged in prawn seed collection to support their families in addition to their household duties at the cost of hard labour over day and night; high risks and high occupational health hazard; the monthly income of these families is too low to support their families throughout the year and other members of their families have to supplement them with subsidiary sources of income. The study also suggests that the practice of prawn seed collection under open riverene fishery is economically inefficient, ecologically unsustainable and socially unsound
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Socio-economic issues of prawn-seed collection in an open riverene fishery: a case study of prawn-seed collectors in West Bengal|
|English Title:||Socio-economic Issues of Prawn-seed Collection in an Open Riverene Fishery: A Case Study of Prawn-seed Collectors in West Bengal|
|Keywords:||open riverene fishery; ecologically unsustainable; health hazard|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0 - General > C02 - Mathematical Methods
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A14 - Sociology of Economics
|Depositing User:||debnarayan sarker|
|Date Deposited:||19. Sep 2011 12:55|
|Last Modified:||14. Mar 2015 02:40|
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