Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2012, Volume : 8, Issue : 3 First page : ( 99) Last page : ( 106)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412.
A study into economics of fresh water fish culture in Manipur
Devi Abujam Anuradha, Singh N. Ram
Department of Agricultural Economics, Central Agricultural University, Imphal-795001
Online published on 1 August, 2013.
The present study was conducted to examine the costs and returns of fresh water fish culture in Manipur. In order to achieve the stipulated objective multi-stage sampling technique was adopted to draw a representative sample. The requisite data on costs and returns were collected through personal interview method using well-structured questionnaire. It has been found that the most essential component of variable cost were fingerling and labour. The lime, manure and fertilizer were also important constituents of variable cost. As such the farmers could generate more income from fish production if one uses quality seeds and skilled labour. The present analysis clearly revealed that there is vast scope to augment the fish production in Manipur which in turn will help to supplement and ensure regular flow of the income to the fish farmers.