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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 2036-2043

Livelihood Promotion of Women Farmers through Development of Value Added Fish Products in Nalbari District, Assam
Ankur Rajbongshi1, A. Ali1, H. Mazumdar1, M. Deka1, B. Phukan2 and S. Baishya2*
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Assam Agricultural University, Assam, India
2College of Fisheries, Assam Agricultural University, Raha, Nagaon, Assam, India
*Corresponding author

Income is an important factor for the empowerment and social status of women. Therefore, value addition of dry fishes and marketing may be a sustainable source of income within their capacity. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nalbari, Assam conducted demonstrations on drying and value addition of fishes employing solar tent driers using low cost locally available material for sun drying of fishes in farmer’s field in Nalbari district. Sundried fishes (moisture content reduced to 55%) were dip treated in 5% and 10% tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) leaves solution for 20 minutes. Tulsi treated fishes were sundried again to final moisture content of 10%. Sensory analysis using 9 point hedonic scale showed that the product treated with 10% tulsi leaves solution had better olfactory acceptance. After analysis of ANOVA it showed that calculated F value (66.258) more than the tabulated (Crit) F value (3.68). Hence H0 (Null hypothesis) is rejected it means there is significant difference among the three groups (P<0.05) in colour, odor, taste, Shape, texture and Overall acceptability in all treatment (T1, T2 & T3). The B:C ratios determined for low cost solar tent drying (hygienic) and open sun drying (unhygienic) were found to be 3.3(T1), 3.5 (T2) and 1.2(T3), respectively. The novel product fortified with immunoboosting tulsi has a potential entrepreneural prospect with unexploited market ahead and can be undertaken by women/youths and SHGs for their economic upliftment.

Keywords: Solar tent dryer, Proximate composition, Sensory analysis

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Ankur Rajbongshi, A. Ali, H. Mazumdar, M. Deka, B. Phukan and Baishya, S. 2021. Livelihood Promotion of Women Farmers through Development of Value Added Fish Products in Nalbari District, Assam.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 2036-2043. doi:
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