TAILIEUCHUNG - Socio economic scenario of the farming community living in climate sensitive Indian sundarbans

The Indian Sundarbans is a coastal delta and major climate hotspot located in the state of West Bengal. The delta faces significant climatic challenges. The residents mainly depend on agriculture, livestock rearing and fishing. They face challenges of poverty, marginalization and an acute struggle against geo-climatic events. The present study was conducted to know the socio economic status of the farming community under the given resources viz. demographic, physical, economic, natural and social. A total of 120 mixed farmers were randomly selected from 10 villages of 5 blocks of Indian Sundarbans for the purpose of the study. The independent variables were calculated using frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation methods. Based on the primary data which were collected by personal interview, it was found that the respondents were marginal farmers having average operational land holding of hectare. The cropping intensity was percent which means the area is under two crops in a year. They practiced diversified cropping pattern in an agriculture year in upland, medium land and lowland percentage of land holding was supplied with irrigation annually. The herd composed of cattle, sheep and goat. | Socio economic scenario of the farming community living in climate sensitive Indian sundarbans

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