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Abbrevia: J. Agric. Res Nat Resources.

Language: English

ISSN: ISSN 2315-6279

DOI: 10.14412/JARNR



  J. Agric. Res. Nat. Resour.      

  2(1): 001-012, April 2018

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Journal of Agricultural Research and Natural  Resources,

Vol. 2 (1), pp 001-012, April 2018

doi: 10.14412/JARNR2018.012

(ISSN 2315-6279) 2018 Science Park Journals


Full Length Research Paper

Prospect of Economic Empowerment of Tribal Women throughFreshwater Snail Marketing in Goalpara, India

HiraPrabha Rabha1*Dr.Uttam Kumar Baruah2, Minakshi Mazumdar3



1Dudhnoi CollegeDudhnoi-783124Goalpara, Assam, India.

2 Krishivigyan Kendra GoalparaDudhnoi-783124Goalpara, Assam, India.


3JawaharNavodayaVidyalayaDudhnoi-783124Goalpara, Assam, India

 *Corresponding author. E-mail: hiraprabha@gmail.com




ABSTRACT: An attempt was made to examine the contribution of freshwater snail marketing foreconomicempowerment of tribal women in Goalpara district of India. The paper emphasized that freshwater snail marketing is remunerative in tribal dominated area. The paper also emphasized that freshwater snail is a veritable means of complementing the nutritional and medicinal requirements and as a means of income generation especially for women folks. A total of 119 snail retailer and 100 buyers were interviewed using two separate structured questionnaires. Independent variables included seven socio-economic parameters and dependent variables included seven critical technical areasfor both retailer and buyers. The results revealed that retailing of freshwater snails contributes to generation of cash for the women, which empowers them socially and financially.


                     Keywords: Freshwater snail, food security, women, rural households, snail market and empowerment.



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