Vol. 3, Issue 10 (2016)
A study on income and expenditure pattern of fishermen in veerapandianpattinam area
Author(s): Dr. A Asok, R Saranya
Abstract: The fisheries sector of India is immensely contributing to the economy of the country. It contributes to the national income, exports, food and nutritional security and in employment generation. Tamilnadu is an important marine fishing centre of the east coast of India, accounting for 14 per cent of India’s total fish production. Tamilnadu has 13 coastal districts. Tamilnadu is having a total number of 422 fishing villages, 375 landing centres and 75,721 households. The prominent maritime fishing districts in Tamilnadu are Chengalpattu, Chennai, South Arcot, Thanjavur, Pattukottai, ramanathapuram, Kanyakumari and Thoothukudi. The present study also analyzing various problems encountered by the fishermen in veerapandianpattinam area. To study the socioeconomic status of fishermen. To analyze the income and expenditure pattern and asset structure of fisher households. This study is confined to Veerapandianpattinam Area. Majority (58 percent) e respondents are in the age group of 30-45 years all the respondents are educated, and they have sent their children to school and colleges. 44 per cent of the sample households are large in size, (40 per cent with 4-6 members, 12 per cent with 6 to 8 members and 4 per cent with more than 8 members).