ISSN: 2393-9508
e-ISSN: 2582-4902

The Biobrio 9(3 & 4), 2022

Study of socio-economic condition of fisherman community of North Bihar 

Narendra Pratap, Kumar Ramashankar & Arun Kumar


Between September 2020 and March 2021, the current study was conducted to evaluate the livelihood status of the traditional fishing community along the Koshi River in the neighboring Saharsa District. Data were gathered from villages and char adjacent to the Koshi River using a well-structured questionnaire survey. 100 fishermen in total were chosen at random for interviews. The study's findings revealed some fascinating information, including the fact that most fishermen (65%) are Hindus and are between the ages of 22 and 45. The local doctor (87%) provided the majority of the fishermen's medical care, and about 67% of them were illiterate. The majority of them (82%) borrow money from samiti to help them deal with difficult circumstances (Asha). Different Statistical analysis was used to analyze the data, which indicated that there was a significant relationship between the fishing income and the contentment of the fishermen, their children's education, their willingness to take risks at work, access to electricity, and access to healthcare.


Fisherman, Koshi River, Socio economic, Occupation

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