Women in Odisha’s coastal fishing villages have turned to selling fish and value-added fishery products after eliminating middlemen and abolishing the home brewing of country liquor, the root cause of their problems.
Selling fish at the local fish market, Dulana Das (40) of Rambha
village in Odisha’s Ganjam district took pride in introducing herself as
a businesswoman instead of a fisherwoman. “I buy fish every morning
from fishermen who fish in Chilika Lake and the nearby sea,” Dulana told
VillageSquare.in.“With a designated place for me in the market, and a 20% profit, I earn a good income.”