Agricultural Land Use Pattern and Socioeconomic Study of Taluk Dharmadas Mouza

Agricultural Land Use Pattern and Socioeconomic Study of Taluk Dharmadas Mouza, Rangpur, Bangladesh.

Md. Naimur Rahman

Begum Rokeya University

The Taluk Dharmadas Mouza is situated at the sadar upozilla of the Rangpur city under 32 number ward. This study was conducted for acquiring knowledge and analyzing of land pattern on agricultural phenomenon as well as the socioeconomic condition. For this mechanism was the socioeconomic questionnaire method, fractional code method, GIS and RS techniques were also used. GIS and RS are used for mapping land pattern, land surface temperature calculation where a fractional code method was used for obtaining and analyzing specific Jurisdiction List (JL) Number and plot number based cultural and physical characteristics. Furthermore the questionnaire helped for studying the overall land use, environmental, socioeconomic and agricultural description. The study found that the study area contains 40 percent agricultural land where 91 percent soil is sandy, against it 30 percent of proper irrigation prevails and temperature pattern is suitable, but the flooding 28 percent and water logging 24 percent is the excessive for agricultural activities instead of this most profitable crop found in only paddy production of 36 percent. In addition, three or multiple crop cultivation gets 45.15 percent agricultural land which revels the increased amount of production. The individual unwillingness for cultivation is 88 percent by considering several aspects including economic condition which is a threat to food safety. In addition urbanization is rapidly forming, but settlement pattern is not developed as their socioeconomic condition where the old age pattern for male is excessive instead of youth female age group of 13 percent which provides the efficiency of the female is larger than male portion. Economic condition is in the lower middle and upper middle level as it is compared with per capita income so their product obtaining quality is poor for housing of 19 percent where cattle is increased by 53 percent. Land changing capacity includes agricultural land is reduced by 35 %, as well as fertility of soil 42%. For the transcendence of agricultural land, agricultural extending service, organic fertilizer must be increased and settlement pattern needs modification in reference with economic condition as well as an artificial drainage system should introduced in the respected Mouza. In addition Social and economic improvement can get diversification through the development of occupational characteristics.

Keywords: crop pattern; land use; socioeconomic; agricultural land; Taluk Dharmadas Mouza, Rangpur

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Md. Naimur Rahman. Agricultural Land Use Pattern and Socioeconomic Study of Taluk Dharmadas Mouza, Rangpur, Bangladesh. American Journal of Agricultural Research, 2020,5:82.


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