Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017, Page: 60-69
Impact of Riverbank Erosion on Population Migration and Resettlement of Bangladesh
Md. Shohel Rana, Department of Statistics, Noakhali Sciences and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
Ayesha Meherun Nessa, Department of Geography and Environment, Jahangirnagar University, Saver, Bangladesh
Received: Aug. 16, 2016;       Accepted: Aug. 31, 2016;       Published: Mar. 4, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjams.20170502.11      View  1808      Downloads  112
Abstract
This study is concerned with riverbank erosion and population migration which has more impact on Bangladesh. The study is highly subject to riverbank erosion. Origin and Destination survey method are used for finding population migration and resettlement pattern and tracking population migration and resettlement. Riverbank erosion is causing socio-economic and environmental problems in Bangladesh. Different research had identified that people who suffered from riverbank erosion ended up as landless migrated people and this migration is a major contributory factor to recurrent poverty in Bangladesh. The study was found that two-third people migrate permanently one union to another union because they get support from their neighbors, relatives, friends and they also stay here due to low living cost comparatively another area. There are no specific policies to rehabilitate the erosion-hit people. Thus, it is time to formulate policies to address prevention of riverbank erosion as well as to rehabilitate the river-erosion migrants.
Keywords
Erosion, Impact, Migration and Resettlement
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Md. Shohel Rana, Ayesha Meherun Nessa, Impact of Riverbank Erosion on Population Migration and Resettlement of Bangladesh, Science Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 60-69. doi: 10.11648/j.sjams.20170502.11
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