Chapter IV – Environmental and Social Impacts

crop is the most important crop that they grow. This indicates that already the Agri Mart crop is the most significant crop in the location and the project would not result in any significant change in agricultural bio-diversity in the region.

General Profile of Respondents

Parameters

Sub Parameters

% Respondent

Agrimart

  1. Land Holding

0-1 Ha

25

1-2 Ha

33

>2 Ha

42

  1. Caste Profile

SC

27

ST

4

OBC

29

General

40

  1. No. of Crops

Single

44

Double

50

> 2

6

 The five most frequently reported problems in Marketing are:

  • Inadequate or no storage facility (45%)

  • Uncertainty or lack of transportation facility (30%)

  • Fluctuation or low prices (40%)

  • Absence of processing or value added services (20%)

  • Absence of grading and packaging facility (15%)

 4.3.3    Profile of the fishermen interviewed in AquaMart sites
The study covered 56 fishermen across five sites through individual interviews. This section provides a brief description of their socio-economic profile. It is important to note that the sample is not intended to be statistically significant but to provide a general trend or characteristics of the participants in the program.
It is interesting to note that the traditional fishermen communities at different locations in the state come under different caste groups. There are communities like the ‘bhoi samaj’ classified as OBC, ‘dhivar’ classified as scheduled castes and ‘gonds’ and ‘vanjari’ classified as scheduled tribes.
 

General Profile of Respondents

Parameters

Sub Parameters

% Respondent

Aquamart

  1. Nature of Aquaculture (water resource used for aquaculture)

Public Irrigation Tank through Cooperative

52

Private Fishing Tank

0

Not owner, pays commission to use others facility

48

  1. Caste Profile

SC

55

ST

16

OBC

21

General

0

  1. No. of Fishing days/year

< 30 days

13

Between 30 to 90 days

16

> 90 days

71

  1. Aquaculture as a Source of Income

Primary

75

Secondary

25

For three-fourth of the respondents, fishing was the

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