A STUDY ON THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF KAREEN COMMUNITY AT MAYABUNDER OF NORTH ANDAMAN DISTRICT, ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLAND.
The researcher finds that they have enormous number of socio-economic problems in Kareen community of North Andaman Districts The researcher analysied that there was lack of governmental comprehensive policies. There is lack of infrastructure like connecting roads, irrigation facilities for farmers, community centres etc for their socio-economic development. The objective of this research is to evaluate the current socio-economic status of Karen community at North Andaman Islands which will helps to anticipate various welfare programme for the empowerment of the community. To know the socio-economic status of Karen community of North Andaman Districts. The scale of this research and the extent of data needed to have required a combination of primary and secondary data sources, using both quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques.The data collected is systematically analyzed in order to probe into the implications of the data to arrive at some general truth on the subject.
The researcher analysied that there was lack of governmental comprehensive policies. There is lack of infrastructure like connecting roads, irrigation facilities for farmers, community centres etc for their socio-economic development. There is no governmental educational support for this community. Due to unavailability of drinking water source at summer, they had sickbed due to unhygienic drinking water. There is no allotment at revenue land for those karens who have been living in the forest land. Most of the people depend upon sea for their livelihood through traditional trade of fishing without any navigation aids. As a result, their economic status is poor.
Socio-economic status,Kareen Community,Mayabunder and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.