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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 480-488

Sociological Characteristics of the Farmers Practicing Fish Farming in Manipur
Khaidem Nirja1*, J.W. Haobijam2 and Sagar Mondal3
1Department of Agricultural Extension Education, B.C.K.V.,Mohanpur (West Bengal), India
2Department of Agricultural Extension Education, P.S.B, Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan (West Bengal), India
3Department of Agricultural Extension Education, B.C.K.V., Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan (West Bengal), India
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The present study was conducted with an objective to study the sociological characteristics of farmers practicing fish farming in Manipur. This study was conducted on 80 farmers in three villages viz. Ishok, Oinam, and Naorem under Nambol block of Bishnupur district. It was aimed to analyze the sociological characteristics of the widespread practice of fish farming in Manipur. The study was undertaken from December 2016 to February 2017 and the date pertains of the year 2016. In the present study, data was generated through a sample survey of farmers by personal interview methods using pretested well-structured interview schedule. Random sampling was adopted for the selection of the respondents. The finding of the study reported that the farmers engaged in fish farming have the following parameters with majority of age group showing 36-50 years (46.25%), general category (82.5%), primary occupation (83.75%), graduate (72.5%), regularly participated at social activities (71.25%), Single-family type (52.5%), family member above 5 (57.5%), land upto 5 acres (60%), no draught animals (81.25%), kutccha house (37.5%), bullock cart/cycle/radio/chair (83.75%), pond size between 1-5 acres (67.5%), less than 5 pond (67.5%), more than 1 acre in maximum water area (70%), 0.25 to 1 acre in minimum water area (85%), 1 to 2 acre in average water area (67.5%), more than 5 ft. in maximum water depth (72.5%), minimum water depth of 1 to 3 ft. (60%), average water depth between 4 to 6 ft. (62.5%), sell through middlemen (61.25%), income from fish between Rs. 1 to 5 lacs and income from others between Rs. 50000 and above (48.75%). The study concluded with the remark that understanding the sociological characteristics of the fish farming farmers can help the concerned authority to work with the farmers and develop various strategies to improve their practices.

Keywords: Sociological, Fish farming, Pretesting, Parameters, Interview schedule
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Khaidem Nirja, J.W. Haobijam and Sagar Mondal. 2019. Sociological characteristics of the farmers practicing Fish farming in Manipur.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 480-488. doi: