TAILIEUCHUNG - Paddy cum fish farming: a case study in Assam

The present study was conducted in Jorhat district of Assam, India to study the socioeconomic and socio-personal characteristics of the paddy cum fish farmers and their perception on fish species diversity and its conservation in the district. Eighty respondents were selected through snow ball sampling technique and data were collected using structured interview schedule. The study revealed that the majority () of the respondents belonged to young age out of which per cent were male. Majority () of the respondents had medium ( ha to ha) level of area under paddy cum fish culture and majority () of respondents had medium level (Rs. to Rs. ) of annual income from paddy cum fish culture. The study also revealed that majority of the respondents () perceived that the fish catch has decreased as compared to the catch 5-10 years before whereas only per cent of them felt that there is no change in fish catch. Majority () of the respondents had negative perception on the statement that fishing should be practiced when fish attain marketable size. | 2019 8 4 373-380 EXCELLENT PUBLISHERS International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences ISSN 2319-7706 Volume 8 Number 04 2019 Journal homepage http Original Research Article https Paddy cum Fish Farming A Case Study in Assam R1 1 1 11 Pegu . Singh 7. Pal A. upadhyay A. sarkar . Khuman1 and H. Bharati2 department of Extension Social Sciences College of Fisheries CAU I Tripura-799210 India 2ICAR-RC for NEH Region Tripura Centre Lembucherra- 799210 India Corresponding author ABSTRACT Keywords Socio-economic Socio-personal Perception Fish species diversity Conservation Paddy cum fish farmers Assam Article Info Accepted 04 March 2019 Available Online 10 April 2019 The present study was conducted in Jorhat district of Assam India to study the socioeconomic and socio-personal characteristics of the paddy cum fish farmers and their perception on fish species diversity and its conservation in the district. Eighty respondents were selected through snow ball sampling technique and data were collected using structured interview schedule. The study revealed that the majority of the respondents belonged to young age out of which per cent were male. Majority of the respondents had medium ha to ha level of area under paddy cum fish culture and majority of respondents had medium level Rs. to Rs. of annual income from paddy cum fish culture. The study also revealed that majority of the respondents perceived that the fish catch has decreased as compared to the catch 5-10 years before whereas only per cent of them felt that there is no change in fish catch. Majority of the respondents had negative perception on the statement that fishing should be practiced when fish attain marketable size. Introduction Assam is one of the NE states of India wherein paddy cultivation is much prevalent and it serves as the staple