Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2018, Page: 43-50
Identifying Housing Needs and Relation to Decrease in Cultivated Land: A Case Study of Bhetupara, Mohanpur, Rajshahi
Aftabun Nahar, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Rashiqul Islam, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Saadman Reza Chowdhury, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Abdul Wakil, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Received: Mar. 25, 2018;       Accepted: Jun. 7, 2018;       Published: Jul. 5, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.larp.20180302.14      View  531      Downloads  26
Abstract
In Bangladesh, most of the areas are rural. That is the reason for selecting a rural area to know about their problems and finding out a way to improve their condition. The study area is a village named Bhetupara which is located at Mohanpur upazila in Rajshahi district. The villagers are mainly engaged in agricultural activity. Housing is a basic need for mankind. The study is based on rural housing. The objective of the study is to know about their housing condition and needs and how it relates to decrease in cultivated land. Housing condition represents basically the condition of utility facilities in the village. The condition is shown by chart and data is collected from field survey. The study is based on both quantitative and qualitative data. For collection of data, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) method and questionnaire are used. The used PRA tools are social map, transect and cause-effect diagram. The maps and diagram are prepared by focus group discussion with key informant. Social map and transect are used to know the existing condition and facilities and cause-effect diagram is used to know how housing affecting decrease in cultivated land and what will be the situation in future. This study reflects the dream of the people by including their recommendation. It will provide a base for development authority or planner to facilitate these rural people according to their expectation.
Keywords
Rural, Housing Needs, PRA Tools, Decrease in Cultivated Land
To cite this article
Aftabun Nahar, Rashiqul Islam, Saadman Reza Chowdhury, Abdul Wakil, Identifying Housing Needs and Relation to Decrease in Cultivated Land: A Case Study of Bhetupara, Mohanpur, Rajshahi, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2018, pp. 43-50. doi: 10.11648/j.larp.20180302.14
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