IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Fisheries and Livelihoods in Tungabhadra Basin, India: Current Status and Future Possibilities


  • Manasi S

    () (Institute for Social and Economic Change)

  • Latha N

    (Institute for Social and Economic Change)

  • K V Raju

    (Institute for Social and Economic Change)


Management of water resources is crucial for supporting livelihoods, particularly marginal communities. The study aims at understanding the livelihood patterns of fishermen within the Tungabhadra sub basin, a tributary of river Krishna located in peninsular India. Household surveys, focus group discussions and interviews were carried out in order to understand the currents status, besides trying to identify key issues and constraints that curtail fisheries development. Lack of integrated approach in development initiatives and water management plans warrants the need for Integrated Water Resource Management to support livelihoods.

Suggested Citation

  • Manasi S & Latha N & K V Raju, 2009. "Fisheries and Livelihoods in Tungabhadra Basin, India: Current Status and Future Possibilities," Working Papers 217, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.
  • Handle: RePEc:sch:wpaper:217

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:,%20Latha,%20K%20V%20Raju%20_printing_.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Kerr, John, 2002. "Watershed development projects in India: an evaluation," Research reports 127, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sch:wpaper:217. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (B B Chand). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.