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INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR RETAILERS

RESEARCHER

: V. LEELA

UNIVERSITY

: M. S. UNIVERSITY, TIRUNELVELI.

TOURISM AND ITS IMPACT ON THE SOCIO ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF


RETAILERS AND STREET VENDORS IN KANYAKUMARI
I.

PERSONAL DATA
i.

NAME

ii.

AGE

: BELOW 20/21-40/41-60/ABOVE 60

iii.

SEX

:MALE/FEMALE

iv.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION :S.S.LC/H.S.C/DEGREE/DIPLOMA

v.

NATIVE PLACE

vi.

COMMUNITY

:SC/ST/MBC/BC/OC

vii.

RELIGION

:HINDU/CHRISTIAN/MUSLIM/OTHERS

viii.

MARITAL STATUS

:MARRIED/UNMARRIED/WIDOW

ix.

MOTHER TONGUE

x.

OTHER LANGUAGES KNOWN :

II. FAMILY DETAILS

S.
No.

i.

TYPE OF FAMILY

ii.

DETAILS OF FAMILY MEMBERS


MEMBERS IN
THE FAMILY

AGE SEX

: JOINT /NUCLEAR

EDUCATIONAL
QUALIFICATION

1.
2
3
4
5
6

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OCCUPATION

MONTHLY
INCOME(RS)

III. LIVING CONDITIONS


i.

RESIDENCE

: OWN HOUSE /RENTED HOUSE

ii.

IF RENTED, AMOUNT OF RENT : RS.

iii.

HOUSE ROOF PATTERN :THATCHED/ASBESTOS/TILED/RCC/TERRACED

iv.

FLOOR

:MUD/CEMENT/TILES/MOSAIC/MARBLE

v.

TOTAL NO. OF ROOMS

vi.

WHETHER ELECTRIFIED

: YES / NO

vii.

SOURCE OF WATER

viii.

DO YOU FEEL YOUR LIVING CONDITION HAS CHANGED BECAUSE OF

P.M.

:OWN PUMP/WELL/STREET PUMP/OTHERS

TOURISM? YES/NO
ix.

STATE WHETHER YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ALTERNATIVE


LIVELIHOOD?YES/NO

x.

IF YES, WHICH TYPE OF ALTERNATIVE LIVELIHOOD?

IV

BUSINESS DETAILS

i.

YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT

ii.

NATURE OF BUSINESS
S.NO.

:
:

NATURE OF BUSINESS

1.

FANCY STORE

2.

TEXTILE SHOPS

3.

MAT SHOPS

4.

HOTELS & MOTELS

5.

HANDICRAFTS

6.

COOL DRINKS

7.

SEA SHELLS ITEMS

8.

PHOTOGRAPHS

9.

ELECTRONIC GOODS

10.

FOOT WEAR SHOP

11.

BAMBOO ITEMS

12.

GUNNY & JUTE BAGS SHOPS

13.

TEMPLE JEWELLARY

14.

STONE CARVING

15.

OTHERS

PERMANENT

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SEASONAL

iii.

OWNERSHIP OF BUILDING

iv.

AMOUNT INVESTED IN BUSINESS :

v.

:OWNED/RENTED/LEASE

NO. OF WORKERS EMPLOYED

S.NO. CATEGARY PAID WORKERS FAMILY MEMBERS


1.

MALE

2.

FEMALE

vi.

DAILY/MONTHLY WAGE PER EMPLOYEE :

vii.

NO. OF WORKING DAYS IN A WEEK

viii.

MENTION REASON FOR CHOOSING THIS BUSINESS

:
:

1. UNEMPLOYMENT
2. SELF INTEREST
3. TO GENERATE MORE INCOME
4. TRADITIONAL BUSINESS
5. ANY OTHER REASON
ix.

HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA TO START THIS BUSINESS?


1.

OWN IDEA

2. FRIENDS
3.

RELATIVES

4. NEIGHBOURS
5. RELIGIOUS LEADER
6. VILLAGE LEADER
7. ANY OTHER.
x.

DO YOU HAVE ANY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IN THIS BUSINESS?: YES/NO

xi.

IF YES HOW MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE?

xii.

DO YOU HAVE ANY LICENCE FROM PANCHAYAT OFFICE?YES/NO

xiii.

IF YES, HOW MUCH DO YOU PAY LICENCE FEE?

xiv.

DO YOU PAY ANY TAX AMOUNT TO PANCHAYAT OFFICE? YES/NO

xv.

IF YES, HOWMUCH YOU PAY?

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ARE YOU A MEMBER OF ANY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION?YES/NO

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IF YES, MENTION
1. THE NAME OF THE ASSOCIATION :
2. SUBSCRIPTION FEE

3. BENEFIT RECEIVED FROM THE ASSOCIATION:


xviii.
xix.

DO YOU FEEL YOUR BUSINESS IS SEASONAL BUSINESS?: YES/NO


IF YES, WHICH IS THE SEASONAL PERIOD?
1.

DOMESTIC SEASON

2.

FOREIGN SEASON

xx.

DO YOU FEEL TOURISM SEASON IS YOUR BUSINESS SEASON?: YES/NO

xxi.

DO YOU FEEL ANY BUSINESS PROGRESS IN THE TOURISM SEASON?:YES/NO

xxii.

DO YOU FEEL ANY TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS IN YOUR BUSINESS?:YES/NO

xxiii.

IF YES, TYPE OF TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS


1. COMPUTER BILL & ACCOUNTING

YES/NO

2. ELECTRIC INVERTER

YES/NO

3. GENERATOR

YES/NO

4. ANY OTHER

YES/NO

IF YES, MENTION
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DO YOU FEEL ANY COMPETITION IN YOUR BUSINESS?: YES /NO

xxv.

IF YES, WHAT TYPE OF COMPETITION DO YOU FACE?


1. PRICE
2. PRODUCT
3. SERVICE

V.

SOCIAL IMPACT OF RETAILERS


HI-HIGHLY IMPROVED

I-IMPORVED

NI- NOT IMPROVED

NAI- NOT AT ALL IMPROVED

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NO-NO OPINION

S.NO.

PARTICULARS

LEADERSHIP QUALITY

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE

SELF CONFIDENCE

SELF DISCIPLINE

SELF IMAGE

ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE

ABLE TO SOLVE PROBLEM

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9

HI

SOCIAL MOBILITY(MARRIAGE CHOICE,


RITUAL,
RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOURS, ETC.)
SOCIAL STRUCTURE(RELIGIOUS, POLITICAL
AUTHORITY, ETC.)

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SOCIAL SERVICE

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FRIENDSHIPS

12

CONTACT WITH RELATIONS

13

CHARITY OUTLOOK(HELPING TENDENCY)

14

MEMBERSHIP IN VARIOUS ASSOCIATIONS

15

STATUS OF LIFE(MORALITY)

16

INVOLVEMENT IN RECREATION

17

INVOLVEMENT IN PARTICIPATION(SPORTS,
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, ETC.)

18

INTEREST IN RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

19

CHANGE IN LIVING STYLE (FOOD, DRESS


HABITS, ETC.)

20

CHANGE IN BEHAVIOUR(POSITIVE)

21

CHANGE IN PERFORMANCE OF WORK

22

CHANGE IN THE SOCIAL ATTITUDE (FAMILY


CONTRACTION, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
ETC.)

23

CHANGE DUE TO TECHNOLOGY

24

DEPARTURE FROM SUPERSTITIONS

25

DEPARTURE FROM UNFAIR PRACTICE

NO

NI

NAI

VI.

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF RETAILERS

i.

MONTHLY INCOME FROM BUSINESS:

S.NO.

DETAILS OF INCOME

1.

BELOW RS.50,000/-

2.

RS.51,000/- TO RS.1,00,000/-

3.

RS.1,00,001/- TO RS.1,50,000/-

4.

RS.1,50,001/- TO RS.2,00,000/-

5.

ABOVE RS.2,00,000/-

SEASONAL TIME

ii

DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER OCCUPATION : YES/NO

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IF YES, WHICH TYPE OF OCCUPATION

OFF SEASONAL TIME

a. CULTIVATION
b. CATTLE/DAIRY FARMING
c. ENGINEERING
d. TEACHING
e. ANY OTHER
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INCOME FROM OTHER THAN BUSINESS

S.NO.

DETAILS OF INCOME

1.

AGRICULTURAL INCOME

2.

LIVESTOCK

3.

INTEREST FROM INVESTMENTS

4.

SALARY

5.

WAGES

6.

OTHER BUSINESS INCOME

7.

ANY OTHER INCOME

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AMOUNT

v.

MONTHLY EXPENSES FOR BUSINESS: (AMOUNT IN RS.)

S.NO.
1

SALARY

BONUS

E.B. BILL

LORRY FRIEGHT

LOADING & UNLOADING

RAPAIR & MAINTENANCE

RENT

TAXES

TEA & MEALS

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TRAVELLING EXPENSES

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MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES

vi.

SEASONAL
TIME

DETAILS OF EXPENSES

OFF SEASONAL
TIME

FAMILYS MONTHLY EXPENDITURE PATTERN:

S.NO.

DETAILS OF EXPENSES

1
2
3

FOOD
CLOTHING
EDUCATION

4
5
6
7

TRAVELLING
MEDICINE
REFRESHMENT
HOUSING(MAINTENANCE)

ESTABLISHMENT EXPENSES
(E.B., TELEPHONE, WATER BILLS, ETC.)

9
10
11

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SOCIAL FUNCTION(MARRIAGE,
FESTIVELS, ETC.)
ENTERTAINMENT(CINEMA,
TOUR, ETC )
MISCELLANEOUS

HOUSEHOLD ARTICLES

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SEASONAL
AMOUNT

OFF SEASON
AMOUNT

S.NO.

PURCHASE AT
SEASON TIME

ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC GOODS

NOS.
1

MIXIE

GRINDER

REFRIGERATOR

WASHING MACHINE

GAS STOVE/ELECTRIC STOVE

MOTOR PUMP

RADIO/TAPE RECORDER

VIDEO PLAYER

FURNITURE/SOFA SET/BUREAU

10

TWO WHEELER

11

CAR/VAN/TRUCK

12

ELECTRIC INVERTER

13

AIR CONDITIONER

14

OTHERS(SPECIFY)
TOTAL

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COST

PURCHASE AT OFF
SEASON TIME
NOS.

COST

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SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT

SEASON TIME
S. No

TYPES

QUANTITY

OFF SEASON TIME

AMOUNT

QUANTITY

AMOUNT

I PHYSICAL SAVINGS
1

LAND

HOUSE

JEWELS

II FINANCIAL SAVINGS
1

BANK

CHIT FUNDS

POST OFFICE

LIC

CO-OPERATIVE BANK

S.H.G.

OTHERS(SPECIFY)
TOTAL
ix.

BORROWINGS
1. DO YOU HAVE THE PRACTICE OF BORROWING?

YES/NO

2. IF YES, SOURCES OF BORROWING


S.NO.

NATURE OF LOAN

AMOUNT

MONTHLY
REPAYMENT.

RATE OF
INTEREST

PURPOSE
OF THE
LOAN

SEASON

CO-OPERATIVE
SOCIETY/SANGAMS

ON/OFF

COMMERCIAL BANK

ON/OFF

SHG

ON/OFF

MONTHLY LENDERS

ON/OFF

FRIENDS AND
RELATIVES

ON/OFF

OTHERS(SPECIFY)

ON/OFF

TOTAL

ON/OFF

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3. WHETHER ANY DEFAULT IN REPAYMENT OF LOAN?

YES/NO

4. IF YES, DETAILS OF DEFAULT IN REPAYMENT


a) SOURCE OF LOAN

b) AMOUNT OF LOAN

c) PERIOD OF DEFAULT

d) AMOUNT NOT REPAID

e) REASON FOR DEFAULT

: BUSINESS/SEASONAL
FLUCTUATION/OTHERS

5. DO YOU FEEL REPAYMENT OF LOAN IS DIFFICULT AT THE TIME OF OFF


SEASON PERIOD?YES/NO
VII.

BUSINESS PROBLEMS
i.

DO YOU HAVE ANY BUSINESS PROBLEM IN TOURISM SEASON:


YES/NO

ii.

IF YES, PLEASE GIVE YOUR OPINION REGARDING TYPE OF


PROBLEMS

S.A.-STRONGLY AGREE:
D.S.-DIS AGREE:

S.NO.

A-AGREE:

N-NEUTRAL:

S.D.A. - STRONGLY DISAGREE

DETAILS OF PROBLEMS

FINANCE

THEFT

UNABLE TO COVER MORE CUSTOMERS

LOCALITY OF THE BUSINESS

PRICE OF THE PRODUCT


NUMBER OF VARIETIES OF THE
PRODUCT
SCARCITY OF THE PRODUCTS
SALES PROMOTION STRATEGIES OF THE
PRODUCT
LACK OF SUPPORT FROM WORKERS

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LANGUAGE PROBLEM

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7
8

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S.A.

D.A

S.D.A.

VIII.

SUGGESTIONS
PLEASE GIVE YOUR OPINION REGARDING YOUR BUSINES PROGRESS.

H.I. - HIGHLY IMPORTANT

I IMPORTANT

N.I. NOT IMPORTANT

N.A.I. NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT

S.NO.

REASON FOR PROGRESS

HARD WORK

DEDICATION & INVOLVEMENT

MORE INVESTMENT

REINVESTMENT OF INCOME IN
THE BUSINESS

LOAN WITH LOW INTEREST

BEST QUALITY THE PRODUCTS

NEW & INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

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9
10
11
12
13

REGULAR SUPPLY OF THE


PRODUCT
MORE VARIETIES OF
PRODUCTS
SALES PROMOTION
STRATEGIES
MORE IN NUMBER OF TOURISTS
PURCHASING POWER OF THE
TOURISTS
HIGH LEVEL CUSTOMER
SATISFACTION

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LOCALITY OF THE SHOP

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WORKERS CO -OPERATION

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DIFFFERENT LANGUAGES
KNOWN

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SEASONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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H.I.

N- NEUTRAL

N.I.

N.A.I