International Journal of
Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Fish. Aquac.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9839
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJFA
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 234

Article in Press

Livelihood enhancement of tribal poor through integrated farming with fish culture in seasonal ponds-a case study of boipariguda block, koraput, Odisha

Baliarsingh B.K.*, Navaladi K.K., Mohanty lt. B., and Gill M. A.

  •  Received: 26 July 2023
  •  Accepted: 15 March 2024
Integrated farming system has two components aqua model and agricultural model. The present study on the integrated aquaculture model compares the change in the production, income, nutrition and sustainability of the same in a tribal belt in Boipariguda block, Koraput district. A pre-tested interview was conducted for data collection during October 2020. A single composite family pond (.25h) was selected under the Rastriya Kruushi Vikash Yojana (RKVY) project. Yearlings of Catla catla 9-12cm & 18-23g, Labeo rohita 10-12cm & 18-24g and Cirrhinus mrigala 8-11cm & 15-19g were stocked with density10,000/ha and percentage of ratio catla: rohu:mrigala : 40: 30: 30 in 3rd August 2020. During the first sampling after 3 months of the culture, the growth of C. catla 20.1-28.4cm & 300-452g, L. rohita 17.3-19.2cm &184-220g, C. mrigala 19.4-24.6cm & 168-220g was recorded. In addition, papaya, banana, yam, vine crops etc., were planted on the dyke. In the periphery of the pond paddy, maize, green gram, black gram and horse gram were cultivated. The comparative finding revealed that the income will be Rs 1,31,063 as against their previous income of 28,500 from a .8ha area with a .25ha pond area. The result indicates the betterment of the livelihood of fish farmers due to the introduction of an integrated farming system.

Keywords: Integrated Farming System; Technology Demonstration; Tribal poor; Koraput District