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Vol. 12, Special Issue 8 (2023)

A study on socio-economic status of char (riverine) areas in Barpeta district of Assam

Author(s):
Ghana Kanta Sarma, AK Deka, RK Saud, M Neog and PK Pathak
Abstract:
The socio-economic condition of people in char (riverine) area is different from the rest of the world. A study was conducted to know the socio-economic condition of the people of char areas of Barpeta district of Assam keeping in view the objectives like to know the demographic pattern in the char areas, to evaluate the cropping pattern in the char areas and to perceive the economic condition of the people. To carry out a comparative study, two development blocks dominated by char areas and two development blocks of non-char areas were selected. A total of 80 (eighty) farmers (40 from char areas and 40 from non-char areas) were selected for the study. The study revealed that the farmers of char areas were comparatively less educated than the non-char areas. The economy of the people in char area was mainly agrarian while that of non-char area was a mix of diverse sectors. The average gross return in agricultural sector of farmers of char area constituted 63.53 percent against 42.57 percent in non-char area. The farmers of char area grow more number of crops than the non-char area in a particular plot of land depicting a distinct crop diversity.
Pages: 835-841  |  334 Views  209 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ghana Kanta Sarma, AK Deka, RK Saud, M Neog and PK Pathak. A study on socio-economic status of char (riverine) areas in Barpeta district of Assam. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 835-841.

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