P. Jayasankar, B. B. Sahu, H. K. De, N. Rajesh, N. Panda, U. L. Mohanty, D. P. Rath, S. Behera, A. K. Dash and P. R. Sahoo
PROBLEMS IN AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN ODISHA Abstract:
The present study was conducted in Paribasudeipur village of Khurda district of Odisha in May,2012. A simple random sample of 30 farmers was selected and the participatory rural appraisaltool was applied in order to enable them for identification of their problems relating to fish farming in that village. Six key informants were also selected. Rank Based Quotient (RBQ) was estimated both for the farmers and the key informants for the identified problems. The study reveals that the farmers are facing technological as well as infrastructural problems. High cost of feed, nonavailabilityofqualityseedsand biologicalhazardsare themaintechnologicalproblems.Infrastructuralproblemsincludeproblemofcredit, marketing, ownership of pond, poor technical skill and weak extensionlinkage. Scientists mayinvestigatemoreabout thelocationalproblemsrelatingto technologyand accordinglysuggestfordesigningthe experimentbyprovidingneedbasedsolutions.Infrastructurefacilityforthe farmers is equallyimportantforproperimplementationofscientificaquaculture practices.
The present study was conducted in Paribasudeipur village of Khurda district of Odisha in May,2012