Constraint Analysis of Livelihood Systems in Coral Ecosystem

Anshida Beevi CN, Jagriti Rohit


To secure people's livelihood security, it is important to determine the inhibiting factors so that necessary interventions may accordingly be made to create a conducive climate for them. A study was conducted in Lakshadweep islands of India to evaluate various constraints for sustainable livelihood approach. Respondents were classified into three livelihood classes based on their livelihood options. Results of the study showed that personal constraints followed by economic, promotional and infrastructural constraints were significantly different among people engaged in different livelihood options. Ecological and social constraints were not significantly different among groups. Multiple comparison of different groups showed that people depending on non-farm sector only (group 2) and those engaged in both farm and non-farm sector (group3) were on par regarding personal, economic and promotional infrastructural constraints.


Constraints; Livelihood strategy; Lakshadweep islands; Sustainability

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