Land Ownership and Land Management System in Chars: A Study in Sariakandi Upazila under Bogura District of Bangladesh

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A. K. M. Zakaria
Rebeka Sultana
Md. Al Mamun
Md. Menhajul Alam

Abstract

Bangladesh is an agricultural country. Her Per capita land in comparison to the number of people is very insignificant and hence the management of land system holds a vital role in the economic and social aspects of the country. Scarce land and  the  rapid  increase  of population  of  the  country are creating high pressure over land-man ratio. The present land management system undergone a long process and is not fully computerized.  A research was conducted in four villages namely Nayapara, Karamjapara, Dighapara and Karnibari of Hatsherpur union of Sariakandi upazila under Bogura district to know the land ownership of the residents of the chars and to review the existing land management system in chars. It was found that most of the peoples (98%) in chars live in leased land areas who take lease from land owner. Half of the respondents of the study are fully satisfied with the service of the Surveyor. The inhabitants of the char, lacking resources and capital to generate new income take loans from local money lenders in high interest. More than two-third people (71%) opined that there is no land related conflict. Women in the char areas are becoming empowered by increasing their income by involving in agricultural activities. Farmers expect training on different aspects of agriculture like seed technology, livestock rearing etc. Land Information  System (LIS) may be the  most  accountable  and  feasible  systematic approach  for developing  an  up-to-date  land  administration  and  management.

Keywords:
Land ownership, land management, char land and khas land

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Zakaria, A. K. M., Sultana, R., Mamun, M. A., & Alam, M. M. (2018). Land Ownership and Land Management System in Chars: A Study in Sariakandi Upazila under Bogura District of Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, 1(2), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.9734/sajsse/2018/v1i225787
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