Changes of Agricultural Land Uses in Rural Area and Causes Behind It: A Case Study of Kamargaon Union Under Tanore Upazila in Rajshahi District
Urban and Regional Planning
Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages: 20-26
Received: Nov. 20, 2017; Accepted: Jan. 12, 2018; Published: Jan. 23, 2018
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Dulal Sarker, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md. Abdul Wakil, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Rajshahi District is a very high density of population and very high intensity of land use. In Rajshahi District per capita land is estimated to be only about 0.0526 ha. The Population growth rate is also high. For the high growth rate of population requires huge land for settlement and with the increase of population the demand of food also increases. For meeting the increasing food demand the land is using very intensively of this District. Every year the district is losing 0.47% arable land due to the population growth and its infrastructure development. This study was conducted on Tanore Upazila where the major focus was to see the changes of Rural Agricultural land uses and the causes of agricultural land use changes. For analyses both primary data and secondary data were collected. Primary data were collected by applying PRA techniques and secondary data were collected from published and unpublished data regarding crop, population and other sources. Results show that huge change in rural agricultural land uses take place in the study area and find some important causes of agricultural land use changes in rural area. Infrastructural development is the main causes of agricultural land losses. If proper steps would not be taken it creates great problems in near future.
Keywords
Agricultural Land, Changes, Causes, PRA
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Dulal Sarker, Md. Abdul Wakil, Changes of Agricultural Land Uses in Rural Area and Causes Behind It: A Case Study of Kamargaon Union Under Tanore Upazila in Rajshahi District, Urban and Regional Planning. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2018, pp. 20-26. doi: 10.11648/j.urp.20180301.14
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