INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCE
ISSN : 2320-7051
International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (653) Last page : (661)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6868
Integrated Duck cum Fish Farming Management for Socio Economic Ufliftment and Poverty Alleviation of Rural People in
Purulia District, West Bengal
Department of Economics, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 11.09.2018 | Revised: 20.10.2018 | Accepted: 26.10.2018
Integrated fish farming offers great efficiency in resource utilization, as waste or byproduct from one system is effectively recycled. The economic benefit of integrated fish farming cannot be over-emphasized since the integration is varied and diversified in nature. It is one of the most viable, reliable and profitable of any farming enterprise. It contributes immensely to the economic empowerment of many families especially in the rural communities. It enables the farmer to be productive all the year round and fully maximize its production. Its contribution in the enhancement of food security and self-sufficiency is highlighted in this study. This study is based on primary data and conducted during the months of October 2016 to November 2016. To study the socio-economic status of the rural integrated duck cum farmers, a sample of 20 respondents was carved out randomly from the four villages in Purulia-I Block of district Purulia in West Bengal. The generated data were computed and analyzed through statistical tools and overall economic return in terms of productivity of the fishery and duckery practices, their gross return, net return and ultimate B:C ratio. Integrated duck-fish farming has become popular for household nutritional security and women empowerment in the remote villages of Purulia district. Additionally, the consumption of eggs/fish and meat adds to food quality and livelihood security of the resource-poor family. The study has concluded that the integrated duck-fish system could address issues of sustainability, women empowerment and livelihood security effectively.
Key word:Integrated Farming, Duck cum Fish, Poverty alleviation, Rural People, Socio Economic Upliftment.
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Cite this article: Majhi, A., Integrated Duck cum Fish Farming Management for Socio Economic Ufliftment and Poverty Alleviation of Rural People in Purulia District, West Bengal, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 653-661 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6868