Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2016, Page: 58-63
Socio-economic Condition of Plain Land Tribal People in Bangladesh
Arook Toppo, Institute of Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md. Redwanur Rahman, Institute of Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Md. Yeamin Ali, Institute of Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Akib Javed, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Received: Jul. 25, 2016;       Accepted: Aug. 8, 2016;       Published: Aug. 31, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/      View  5004      Downloads  256
The purpose of the paper is to depict socio-economic condition of tribal people. The research is based on some primary data, which are collected from a structured questionnaire survey, interview, observation and focus group discussion and also on some secondary data which are collected from different sources. It is found that among tribal people, 60.94% households are involved in agricultural day labor activities. Around 22.14% household depend on their own cultivable land for production, 5.99% in various formal and non-formal service sectors (Offices support staff, Security guard and Garments factory), 2.34% of total sample HHs are involved in livestock rearing. 2.86% tribal households were found involved with small business activities (Petty shop, tea stall). Among the Mahali and Roabidas tribal community have their own tradition occupation e.g. cobbler, bamboo material small cottage etc. Regarding average monthly income of the households, majority (50.26%) of the households are up to 4000.00 BDT (U$ 50) per month. Only 3.13% reported that their income is more than 6000.00 BDT (≤ U$ 75).
Socio-economic, Tribal People, Plain Land, Bangladesh
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Arook Toppo, Md. Redwanur Rahman, Md. Yeamin Ali, Akib Javed, Socio-economic Condition of Plain Land Tribal People in Bangladesh, Social Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2016, pp. 58-63. doi: 10.11648/
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