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Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, ISSN: 2454-7352,Vol.: 16, Issue.: 2


Assessment of Socio-Economic Status of Parsha and Barod Villages of Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh: A Geographic Analysis


Vikas Veer1 and Surender Kumar1*

1Department of Geography, DNPG College, Hisar, Haryana, India.

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(1) Dr. Fombe Lawrence Fon, Regional Planning and Development, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon.


(1) Adonia K. K. Bintoora, Nkumba University, Uganda.

(2) Debraj Sarma, Gauhati University, India.

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The study of socio-economic status is very important in developing world to know the socio-economic condition of the people living in the rural areas.  Such types of study analyze the socio-economic condition of the rural areas and put forward the suggestions to solve the problems prevailing in the rural areas. The present study which is based on field survey which holds from 29th September to 06th October, 2017 enables us in studying the various aspects of the village life. The first-hand experience is how they sustain their livelihood, which kind of difficulties they face for livelihood and other expenses of the household. The total population of both villages is 268 persons in which 66%, 24%, 10% belongs to Upper Cast, Schedule Cast, and Backward Caste. The sex ratio of villages is 985. In this study area 60%, 03%, 7%, 03, 0.86% and 20% persons are involved in farming activities, labors, private sectors, govt. employee, self employed and unemployed. 44 % household has below 2 lakh income, 38% have 2-4 Lakh, 14% have 4-6 lakh and 4% have over 6 lakh. Other parameters like marital status, source of drinking water, education, age and sex composition, social group, family type, land holding, house type, ventilation, fuel type used, livestock are used for study. The analysis of study shows that the socio-economic and overall quality of life of inhabitants is far from satisfactory as the villager of both village are very poor having poor educational status, housing facilities and low income. Therefore, there is an urgent need to launch income generation and educational program and government authority should give emphasis on improving and enhancing the quality of villager's lives.

Keywords :

Social; economic; farming; status; household; livelihood.

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DOI : 10.9734/JGEESI/2018/42228

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