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Boateng, W. (2012) Evaluating the Efficacy of Focus Group Discussion (FGD) in Qualitative Social Research. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 3, 156-175.

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  • TITLE: Encroachment of the Buriganga River in Bangladesh

    AUTHORS: Swarnali Mahmood, Fatema Tuz Johra Nourin, Ayesha Siddika, Tazeen Fatima Khan

    KEYWORDS: Buriganga River, Encroachment, Respondents, Questionnaire Survey

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol.5 No.5, August 21, 2017

    ABSTRACT: A survey on different aspects of Buriganga River encroachment was conducted in a 300 meter long encroached part of the river located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A total of 100 respondents were surveyed and three Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) were arranged prior to the semi-structured questionnaire survey. It was observed that almost all of the respondents migrated to the study area. The majority of the respondents had better business opportunity (69.23%) as the cause of encroachment. Significant portions of the respondents occupying the encroached area were found to be landless (36.84%), small businessmen (31.58%) and people with political affluence (26.32%). Major portions (23.33%) of the encroached land were used for industrial development as well as housing and developmental projects. Negative health impact (40%) was found to be the main adverse effect of encroachment of the river. Other adverse effects included economic loss through obliteration of fisheries (35.71%), scarcity of clean water (32.14%), reduction of aesthetic value of the surroundings (25%) etc. For the protection of the river, the majority of the respondents opted for relocation of the industries (46.15%) and enforcement of strict rules and regulations (38.46%).