A study on fishing community of Gopal Jaroni, a small river island of Brahmaputra at Sonitpur District of Assam with reference to socio-economic status
Deepsikha Baruah, Parag Deka
The study relates to the socio–economic condiation of the fishing community of Gopal Jaroni, a smatll river island of Brahmaputra at Sonitpur District, Assam, India. The result shows a very miserable condition. Fishing was found to be the prime business along with milk selling and mustard cultivation of the studied area. The literacy among the respondents is not good where 17% of them are illiterate. Among the literates, however, 13% of them are having bachelor degree and the others have educational qualification up to primary and secondary level only. Most of the fisher was in early middle aged with daily income ranges from Rs.100 to Rs. 500. The poor condition of the villagers may be due to high family size, scarcity of alternate employment opportunities, non availability of nearby market for selling of fish and low education level are the prime causes for the same.