Socio-economic dimensions and their impacts upon productivity of composite fish farming in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal
Banasree Biswas, SK Das and Amit Mandal
The socio-economic dimensions of fish farmers towards composite fish farming and their impact upon the productivity status were studied in North 24 Parganas District, West Bengal during February to June, 2014. The study was done with a structured interview schedule encompassing six developmental blocks incorporating sixty farmers as respondents. The results indicated that higher productivity (>5 tonnes hectare-1 year-1) was achieved by middle age group farmers. Productivity achieved by the farmers was fitted positively with formal education level (y = 3.725e0.0654x; R2 = 0.8026). Training and level of experience level impacted positively towards higher productivity in composite fish farming (R2 ≥ 0.82). More than 5 tonnes hectare-1 year-1 fish production was achieved where the average pond size was 0.6 to 1 hectare and productivity declined with increasing pond size (y = -0.0123x2 + 0.344x+5.216; R2 = 0.988).
Banasree Biswas, SK Das, Amit Mandal. Socio-economic dimensions and their impacts upon productivity of composite fish farming in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(2):1131-1135.