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"International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment"

2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B

Environmental health status of fishermen in Mahe district


Author(s): Saravanabavan V and Abeesh P

Abstract: The study focuses on the importance of the micro-level and spatial distribution of fishermen activity and analyzes the interrelationship between environment and health of fishermen. Living environmental and health conditions play a vital role in the fishermen population. The study area Mahe is one of the smallest districts in India and the smallest district in the Union territory of Puducherry, It lies approximately between 11041’ North and 11046’ North latitudes and 75031’ East and 75054’ East longitude on the west coast in Kerala The main objectives are -To analyze the different types of health factors that affect the fishermen-To detect the ward of fishermen and identify the living environment and health condition through Z score analysis technique. The collected information includes both primary and secondary sources obtained from the respective offices. The primary data is in the form of a sample questionnaire survey in the selected wards of the study area. The primary data is collected in the fishermen household units and fishermen working area. The data collected were taken by using the method of stratified random sampling and a total of 300 samples were collected from the study area. Standardized score (‘Z’ Score) technique of scale transformation is used to analyze the factors of socio-economic and health. Arc GIS is used to digitize the map. The purpose of the study is to investigate the living environment and health condition of fishermen in Mahe.

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How to cite this article:
Saravanabavan V, Abeesh P. Environmental health status of fishermen in Mahe district. Int J Geogr Geol Environ 2020;2(2):95-102.
International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment