Socio Economic Status Of Scheduled Caste In Kanupur Village In Birbhum District

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Roy, Debasish ; Mondal, Anushri (2015)
  • Publisher: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
  • Journal: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research (issn: 2319-5614, eissn: 2319-5614)
  • Subject: Social Sciences | Scheduled Caste, Rural Community, Kanupur Village, Livelihood, Economic Status

The present paper aims to study the socio-economic condition of scheduled caste population of kanupur village of Birbhum district in West Bengal. For this purpose multi-stage random sampling has been applied. The fundamental information has been collected through the previously furnished questionnaire of 2015. In 2015 an intense study was run over 90 sample households and the result was shown in the tabulated form. The results expose that 93.33 per cent sample households are male headed. Of the studied sample households, about 45.56 per cent households rely on agriculture and 40 per cent on sericulture. The source of their livelihood is agriculture and sericulture and so these means of livelihood are too much important and notable for their survival. They also indicate that 873 are female out of 1000 male. Here it is mostly notable that the sex ratio is declined in the community of the present study. However, female infanticide in the study area should not be taken as the reasons of the declined sex ratio but we may blame to the customary of son preference. The study also depicts that among the sources of income, farming and sericulture contributes a large earnings. The sample households, according to the study, also entertain loan but on very low scale. In the study it is seen that the uneducated people go to the private money lenders for borrowing money on high interest rate and the treacherous money lenders exploit them. So the Government should enhance better banking service system in order to promote individual economic development and also of the community.
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