International Journal of Social Sciences and Management https://nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM <p>An international online journal in the English language published quarterly (January, April, July and October) by SEM-Biotech Publishing. Full text articles available. Content also available on the journal's own website (<a href="http://www.ijssm.org">www.ijssm.org</a>). Submit your manuscript(s) for coming issue.</p> en-US editor.ijssm@gmail.com (Dr Umesh P. Shrivastava) scumming@inasp.info (Sioux Cumming) Thu, 29 Jul 2021 10:31:05 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.6 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Economic Analysis of Sweet Orange in Sindhuli District of Nepal https://nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/38504 <p>Sweet orange is one of the major fruit grown in mid-hills of Nepal. It ranks 2<sup>nd</sup> among the citrus fruits in terms of area and production after mandarin. The study depicts the socio economic aspect of sweet orange production in Sindhuli district.Data were collected from 60 randomly selected sweet orange growers from Tinkanya and Baseswor of Golanjor rural municipality using semi-structured interview schedule. Two FGD's was done in those places for the triangulation of household survey.Analysis was done using SPSS and excel. Socio demographic studies revealed that majorly (93.3%), of growers were engaged in sweet orange farming. Most of the growers (98.3%) had agriculture as their major occupation. The average land holdings of the farmers was 0.53 ha in which 0.37 ha of land was occupied for sweet orange cultivation. The average sweet orange production of total sixty households was calculated to be 1981.83 kg/ha. The total cost of Rs. 25797.36/ha was estimated and the gross return from the production was Rs.72634/ha; the benefit cost ratio was found to be 2.81 which supports that sweet orange production is being a profitable farming business. Furthermore, insects attack followed by irrigation problems and difficulty in transportation followed by lack of market price information were the major problems found in the production and marketing of sweet orange respectively. There is a high potentiality of increasing the fruit productivity if the constraints against the sweet orange cultivation are addressed properly and adequately.</p> <p><em>Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 8, Issue-3: 396-400</em></p> Dipika Parajulee, Apekshya Kandel, Sangam Panta, Kedar Devkota Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Social Sciences and Management http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/38504 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Financial Aberrations of Rural Customers of Business Correspondents: Characteristics, Cases and Curative Strategies https://nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/38425 <p>Financial Inclusion through Business Correspondents is not free from financial aberrations. On the basis of some cases the paper investigated into the types and frequency of the financial aberrations, which are incident on customers .The magnitude of shocks as perceived by the BC customers due to the financial process aberrations and irregularities were gauged on a Likert scale and was found to be significantly high. As these shocks have a bearing on financial resilience, the research further attempted to investigate whether awareness of dealing with the system and thereby increasing financial resilience could be developed through financial literacy programs. A longitudinal research design was adopted and 17-18% of the male and female respondents from each district were exposed to a financial literacy programme in this context as devised by the researchers. It was found that the administration of the program on poor BC customers had a significant positive effect on their awareness and therefore on their build-up of financial resilience.</p> <p><em>Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 8, Issue-3: 401-407.</em></p> Samirendra Nath Dhar, Pintu Prasad Jaiswal Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Social Sciences and Management http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/38425 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Agathokakological Aspect of Alcohol Advertising in Newspapers https://nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/37708 <p>Nepal has a perennial history with the culture of alcohol and it is mostly seen as a form of social capital. Alcohol usage has been inextricable with local cultures, i.e., festivals. The current study aims to investigate aspects of alcohol advertising in newspapers using content analysis. The study focuses on unraveling the ideologies of liquor advertisers in boosting alcohol promotion mostly among the youth. Ostensibly, the boosterism of alcohol advertisements has been concomitant in an attempt to establish it as a mass culture. Consumerism remains the central theme of global contemporary societies and the fundamentals of capitalism are characterized by oligopolistic standards. Facets of such attempt to create a culture revolving around alcohol by injecting messages through advertisements to specific age groups. Forty random private newspapers and twenty state newspapers are taken into consideration and simplified into a coding form to test the two hypotheses. Variables such as themes of advertisement, age, published days, messages espoused, alcohol types, and types of advertisements have been independently tested for correlation. The research has highlighted that advertisers tend to promote alcohol as a form of reinforcing different cultures with the sales of alcohol. Also, there have been frequent reported attempts to magnify use of alcohol during weekends for tranquility from rigid bureaucratic norms. Waves of global cultures have also been associated with alcohol promotion as means of celebration</p> <p><em>Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 8, Issue-3: 408-415.</em></p> Yajur Karki Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Social Sciences and Management http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/37708 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Anthropological Perspective on Gender Disparities in India https://nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/36526 <p>Gender is a social term; it is using for both male and female. But due to the inequality and discrimination, the gender term is more adopted only to female or women discrimination. In developing countries like India, gender inequality, discrimination is very high due to so many factors, such as economical factors, cultural factors and others. India is 140<sup>th</sup> Rank, out of 156 countries in world's gender gap index. It is showing that India's performance in gender equality. Not only a govt, every individual in the society are responsible for the gender inequality in India. When comparing with other nations, India’s ranking is lower than African countries. The main objective of the present paper explains the socio-cultural, economical, and other factors in various sectors in Pondicherry related to gender equality. Another aim of the study is to understanding the women development in a holistic manner. The methodology of the paper is Mixed Method of research.</p> <p><em>Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 8, Issue-3: 416-425.</em></p> Konduru Delliswararao Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Social Sciences and Management http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/36526 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Prevalence and Associated Factors of Depression among Diabetes Patients in Selected Hospital at Pokhara, Kaski https://nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/38524 <p>Although in recent decades depression and diabetes patients are increasing the numbers and proportions worldwide. Eighty percent of individuals with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) dwell in low- and middle-income countries. The real crisis of depression and diabetes, where it exists, is the personal crisis of day-by day. The objectives of this study is to determine the prevalence and associates factors of depression among diabetic patients in selected hospital in Nepal<strong>. </strong>A cross sectional study was conducted at tertiary center of Pokhara, Kaski .Study participants identified with type 2 diabetes mellitus (n=330) .Blood pressure, anthropometrics (height, weight and hip circumference) and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) were collected, a semi-structured interview was utilized to obtain information on socio-demographic and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) was used as a tool to assess depressive symptoms among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus .Logistic regression was used to investigate the associate factors of depression with diabetes patients. Majority (68.2%) of the respondents had no depression with diabetes, 16.7% of respondents having moderate, 12.4% having mild and few (2.7%) had severe depression with diabetes. Depression was significantly associated with Marital status (p=0.014), Educational status (0.016), Occupational status (p=0.003) and Drinking alcohol(p=0.020). The prevalence of depression with Diabetes in this study was 31.8%.</p> <p><em>Int. J. Soc. Sc. Manage. Vol. 8, Issue-3: 426-432</em></p> Srijana Gautam, Nisha Shrestha Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Social Sciences and Management http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://nepjol.info/index.php/IJSSM/article/view/38524 Thu, 29 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0000