The Field Survey: A Comparative Socio-economic Survey on the Dalia and Gazoldoba Areas

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


In this chapter, a comparative socioeconomic survey conducted in 2000 among the beneficiaries of the Dalia Barrage Project, Bangladesh and Teesta Barrage project Gazoldoba, West Bengal, India has been discussed. In Bangladesh portion, the study was conducted in 14 villages of 4 unions of 2 thanas (police station) on the bank of the Teesta River of Nilphamari district and in Indian part; the study was conducted in 10 villages of 3 panchayats (Union council) of the Jalpaiguri district. It shows an introduction brief background of the research problem along with locale, methodology, data collection and data analysis and limitation of the study. Tables and graphs have been used to clearly explain the collected data. At the end of this chapter, summary of the survey of both areas have been portrayed separately. Besides, results of two follow-up field surveys on “changes in socio-economic and environmental situations in the Dalia irrigation project area during 2002–2007 and 2010–2014” have been included in the Sects. 3.5.3 and 3.5.4 respectively.


Target Area Cultivable Land Irrigation Project Comparative Distribution Total Respondent 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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