A Socioeconomic Analysis on Tobacco Cultivation in Kushtia District of Bangladesh
Social Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages: 128-134
Received: May 24, 2013; Published: Jun. 30, 2013
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Md. Moyazzem Hossain, Department of Statistics, IU, Kushtia, Bangladesh
Md. Mahabubur Rahman, Department of Statistics, IU, Kushtia, Bangladesh
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Tobacco has been introduced since mid sixties of the last century into the fields where food crops were grown, and more widely after liberation in 1971 by the British American Tobacco Company in Teesta silt in Rangpur area. Bangladesh is one of the largest tobacco consuming countries in the world. Employment in tobacco farming accounts for less than 0.5% of agricultural employment in Bangladesh. Tobacco is grown throughout the country, with the largest tobacco growing areas including Rangpur, Kushtia, and Chittagong Hill. The purpose of this paper is to reveal some basic social and economical characteristics of tobacco growers. This paper investigates the impact of tobacco cultivation on environment and health. This paper also identifies the factors which are responsible for the profits of tobacco cultivation. The paper finds that tobacco cultivation has some negative effects on environment and health though it has some short term positive effects such as more profit. The paper also shows that the profits depends on so many factors some of them are cost on seed, fertilizer and other pesticides, labor, irrigation, production, price, etc.
Tobacco, Regression, Bangladesh
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Md. Moyazzem Hossain, Md. Mahabubur Rahman, A Socioeconomic Analysis on Tobacco Cultivation in Kushtia District of Bangladesh, Social Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, pp. 128-134. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20130203.14
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