Water Scarcity and Sufferings of The Tribal People: A Study on Bandarban Hilly Area


  • Nasrin Zahan BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology




Water scarcity, tribal people, hill tracts area


The aim of this study is to provide an extensive layout of water scarcity and the challenges that face the tribal people in hill tract area. Considering the nature of the problem, this study has followed the stratified sampling method of a total of forty respondents of Chimbuk hill area in Bandarban district. Primary data were collected through a structured questionnaire with the assistance of a number of trained university students of this area under the direct supervision of the author. Besides these, secondary sources of national and international level have been used in this study. In addition to the study found that lack of infrastructural facilities as well as not having deep water bodies force them to depend on water fall. These are the main source of water supply which is responsible for sufferings of the hilly area as water fall dry out in winter season. The study has made an exploratory study and seek to provide an insight into different types of challenges as well as the adverse effects of such issues. So, obviously the study will provide an exceptional idea and intensity of the problem. Though innumerable studies of water scarcity of hilly area have been published, fundamental issues are not properly focused on. Therefore, it would genuinely help for future study as well as formulating the policy of the development of the hilly area.


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Author Biography

Nasrin Zahan, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology


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Zahan, N. . (2022). Water Scarcity and Sufferings of The Tribal People: A Study on Bandarban Hilly Area. ABC Research Alert, 10(1), 31–38. https://doi.org/10.18034/ra.v10i1.604



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