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Paddy-Cum-Fish Culture: Employment Opportunities in Arunachal Pradesh (India)

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Abstract: Out of many farming activities in the state rice-fish integration is believed to be the most economically viable. In a managed ecosystem the integrated farming gives the provision for higher income to the farmers in terms of rice and fish production than the single crop farmers. The Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh is considered as one of the most suitable area for fish culture in paddy fields with their choice strains of paddy. However, there is no price regulating mechanism for both the government as well as private farm owners. The price of the fish seed especially fingerling size vary from farm to farm depending upon the size and its availability. The paper attempted to analysis the practice of paddy-cum-fish culture and employment opportunities available in the state with the help of the primary and secondary source of data.

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