Identification of the Problem

  • Md. Fakrul Islam
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 8)


This study is particularly concerned with the socio-economic conditions and problems faced by farmers in the Dalia Irrigation Project area in the districts of Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat. Although purpose of this huge project was to use the Teesta River water for irrigation in this region, farmers are still deprived of irrigation water in the dry season as there is not sufficient water in the Teesta at Dalia point owing to the withdrawal of water at the upstream at Gazoldoba, India. Research works have been carried out on the optimal use of Teesta water for the basin as a whole and several recommendations have been made. This chapter shows a brief background of the research problem along with statement, objectives, rationale, methodology and theoretical perspective of the study. Limitations of the study and review of some related literatures have also been included in this chapter.


Command Area Transboundary Water Water Sharing International River Bangladesh Water Development Board 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Md. Fakrul Islam
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  1. 1.University of RajshahiRajshahiBangladesh

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