Socio-economic analysis of villages in relation to aquaculture potential in Raichur district, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

This is one of a series of 10 working papers produced as the first stage of a project to investigate the potential for integration of aquaculture into small-scale, farmer-managed irrigation systems in arid and semi-arid regions of India and Sri Lanka. This part of the project focused on Karnataka State, India, and the papers were produced as a resource for a stakeholder workshop, held in Coimbatore, 19-20 November, 1998.

This paper presents a socioeconomic analysis of 4 villages in Raichur District, selected on the basis of the frequency of small-scale, farmer-managed irrigation water bodies as well as on socioeconomic characteristics such as caste composition and literacy levels. Village research was carried out using participatory methods such as semi-structured interviewing, wealth ranking, mapping, diagramming, and ranking and scoring of key parameters.

The contents of the paper are as follows:
Introduction - the need for social analysis in development projects.
Methodology.
Castes.
Village characteristics.
Local economy.
Socioeconomic conditions in relation to potential for aquaculture.
A list of references, 1 appendix, 12 tables and 3 figures are provided.

Citation

Socio-economic analysis of villages in relation to aquaculture potential in Raichur district, Karnataka, India. Working Paper No. 3, University of Stirling, UK, 22 pp.

Socio-economic analysis of villages in relation to aquaculture potential in Raichur district, Karnataka, India.

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