Profile of Study Area and Socio-economic Analysis of Sample Households

  • Jyotish Prakash Basu
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After discussing the data and methodology in Chap.  2 it is necessary to describe the basic features of the study area and socio-economic conditions of sample households. Therefore, the present chapter is aimed at describing the different agro climatic regions of West Bengal say Drought prone region (the district of Bankura), the Coastal region of Indian Sunderbans (the district of South 24 Parganas) and mountain region (the district of Darjeling) of West Bengal and the sample households.


Mangrove Forest Wage Labour Sample Household Physical Asset Schedule Caste 
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  • Jyotish Prakash Basu
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  1. 1.Professor of Economics, Former Head, Department of Economics, Former Vice ChancellorWest Bengal State University, BarasatKolkataIndia

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