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Impact of Riverbank erosion on Riverine Dwellers along Bhagirathi-Hoogly River, West Bengal, India
  • Himika Deb,
  • Sachin Deore
Himika Deb
Shrimati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University - Pune Campus

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Sachin Deore
Shrimati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University - Pune Campus
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Abstract

Riverbank erosion is the burning issue of riverine dwellers as well as in our society. Due to this erosion people are suffered in many problems such as land loss, property loss and monetary loss. In many cases, people are forced to leave their houses. Part of Nadia District along Bhagirathi-Hoogly River is selected as a study area. The study area comprises two blocks Ranaghat I and Chakdah. Among all households hundred households are selected as samples. Primary data collected from riverine dwellers is analysed in view to study the socio- economic problems of riverine dwellers. Maximum peoples are suffered due to land loss problem in the study area. So, we should have many steps to reduced the rate of erosion. Govt. should take many measures to protect the people of riverside also.