Bangladesh J. Environ. Sci., Vol. 36, 59-62, 2019 @ BAED ISSN 1561-9206 SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF DROUGHT ON CROP PRODUCTION IN PUTHIA UPAZILA, RAJSHAHI DISTRICT OF BANGLADESH

M. N. Morshed, R. A. Parvin1, S. S. Mohammad2, S. Rashid3 and A. M. Shoaib4

Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute, Rahmatpur Sub-Station, Barishal

1Department of Sociology, Varendra University, Rajshahi

2Social Science Division, RDA, Bogra 3Research and Evaluation Division, RDA, Bogra

4Facilitator-WSP, RDA, Bogra

ABSTRACT

The study shows rainless period, shortage of ground water, water crisis in irrigation, crop loss due to drought, and its impact of  environment. Data used in this paper were collected during the summer of 20152016 from six  affected villages located in the northern part of Bangladesh. Household survey and field visit data indicates a harmful impact on human beings and economic loss in a selected area of Bangladesh. Results revealed that rich, medium, poor and very poor households were affected by the drought.

Key words: Drought, economic loss, crop, water crisis.