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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2530-2536
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.291


Socio-Economic Conditions of the Fringe Villagers of Kaziranga National Park (KNP), Assam
Biju Borah1*, Atul Borgohain1, L.S. Khuman2, Gautam Bordoloi2, Raju Dewri1, Mrinal Kalita1 and Kongkon J. Dutta1
1College of Veterinary Science, A.A.U., khanapara, Guwahati, Assam-781022, India
2Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science, A.A.U, Joyhing, North Lakhimpur,
Assam-787051, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The survey was undertaken to study the socio-economic conditions of the fringe villagers of KNP region in Assam. A total of 100 respondents were selected from different fringe villages of KNP areas on random basis. From the survey it was found that, about 58 per cent of the fringe respondents were of middle age group (31-47 years) and belonged to schedule tribe (32 per cent) caste. Majority (67 per cent) of the respondents was with nuclear family type and had a medium family size (5 numbers). The educational level was found to be average upto primary school level of education. To sustain their livelihood, agriculture and animal husbandry was found to be their primary occupation in those areas. They had a small land holding (Up to 5 bighas) and usually maintained a medium herd size (3.08-5.24 cattle unit). Amusingly, only 8 percent of the total respondents were found to be involved in social participation. About 51 per cent of them had a medium level of agricultural and animal husbandry experienced and had a low level of mass media exposure (48 per cent). Further, they had a medium level of annual gross income from all sources and from livestock sector respectively.


Keywords: Assam, Condition, Fringe, Kaziranga national park, Socio-economic and Villager
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Biju Borah, Atul Borgohain, L.S. Khuman, Gautam Bordoloi, Raju Dewri, Mrinal Kalita and Kongkon J. Dutta. 2018. Socio-Economic Conditions of the Fringe Villagers of Kaziranga National Park (KNP), Assam.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2530-2536. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.291