An overview of impact of small scale fish farming on socio-economic growth in Birbhum district, West Bengal, India
A survey was conducted in 10 significant villages of Birbhum, an economically backward district of West Bengal to analyse the impact of small scale fish farming in the rural socio-economic aspect. 5 respondants from each village were interviewed providing a set of questionaries to obtain a clear view about demography, social and financial status, the nature of fishery and the economy that directly related with fishery. It reveals that majority of fish farmers are males and most are not educated beyond class 10 level. The respondants have an average household size ranges between 3-6 persons. Result of descriptive analysis and test of significance shows that there is a significant impact of small scale fishery enterprise on rural economy.