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Livelihood Securities in Coastal Areas of Bay of Bengal: Some Trans-Boundary Issues

P. Bala Muralidhar


In its simplest form, livelihood security is the ability of a household to meet its basic needs (or realize its basic rights). These needs include adequate food, health, shelter, minimal levels of income, basic education and community participation. If any of these basic needs is not met, CARE considers that household to be living in absolute poverty (Franken Berger 1996). However, simply satisfying one's basic needs, is not adequate to ensure that people can rise above and stay above absolute poverty (Beckwith 2000). In order to recognize the complications of coastal and marine livings, mostly in the Bay of Bengal area where there are marked differences in livelihood circumstances around the section and even from zone to zone within nations, a complete knowledge of livings is essential. A frame work for understanding livelihoods is proposed that helps to relate the diverse elements that contribute to and influence the livelihoods of people in coastal areas. This paper attempts to present shared and trans-boundary issues relating to coastal and marine livelihoods and food security in the Bay of Bengal.

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P. Bala Muralidhar. Livelihood Securities in Coastal Areas of Bay of Bengal: Some Trans-Boundary Issues. E - Commerce for Future & Trends. 2019; 6(1): 60–64p.


Livelihood security, coastal areas, Bay of Bengal

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