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Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2018, 2(1), 31-35
DOI: 10.12691/jsa-2-1-6
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Socio-economic Impact of Tobacco Farming in Bangladesh

Md. Yeamin Ali1, Md. Fakrul Islam2, Md. Redwanur Rahman1, , Mst. Rupali Akhtar3, Iffat Ara4, Arook Toppo1, Akib Javed5 and Shobhan Das6

1Institute of Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

2Department of Social Work Science, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

3Department of Political Science, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

4Department of Gematics, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh

5State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

6Department of Pharmacology, Bangladesh Agriculture University, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: July 11, 2018

Cite this paper:
Md. Yeamin Ali, Md. Fakrul Islam, Md. Redwanur Rahman, Mst. Rupali Akhtar, Iffat Ara, Arook Toppo, Akib Javed and Shobhan Das. Socio-economic Impact of Tobacco Farming in Bangladesh. Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2018; 2(1):31-35. doi: 10.12691/jsa-2-1-6


The study aims to understand the socio-economic condition of tobacco farming people in Bangladesh. The study is explorative and to some extent descriptive in nature that enforces to adopt mixed with qualitative and quantitative data as well as secondary and primary data. The primary data were collected from a structured questionnaire, interviews, focus group discussion and observation. It is found that among the tobacco labor most of them 30-39 years and among the tobacco businessman, 33.3% of the respondents aged 30-39 years while most of the farmer 40-49 years. More importantly, business related people own most of the terraced building and most of the businessman and fewest of the labors have electricity connection to their houses. Businessman respondents have the most income among all three groups and two third of them earn more than BDT 16000 per month. On the contrary, labors have the least income per month. Every two out of three labor earn less than BDT 6000 per month. It is cleared that economic development was achieved in all peoples’ life. But social condition became worsen in the study area and among this addiction is most common in the study area.

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