Common pool resource dependency of fisheries based rural households: An evidence from North-east India
The study was conducted in the state of Tripura to investigate common pool resource dependency and found that households
involved in collecting common pool resources showed ‘U’ shaped relation with households’ current income in a given year.
This indicates poorest and richest were depending more on common pool resources than intermediate income quartile. These
results suggest that common pool resources play significant role in generating income for poor as well as rich households.
Probit model was used to understand the resource dependency of the sample households which showed that timber wood
collection, fodder collection, fuel wood collection, collection of tuber crops and capture fishery had significant impact
on improving the household income. The study suggests feasibility of natural resource-based development strategies for
alleviating poverty and accumulation of productive assets of rural households.
Keywords: Common pool resources, North-east India, Poverty trap, Resource dependence, Resource led development