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Measuring Agriculture Loss of Flood-affected Farmers in Assam with special reference to Lower Brahmaputra Valley


Economic growth of agriculturally-dominant regions depends on the growth of agriculture sector which, in turn, controlled by the flood. The state of Assam in India is one of the agriculturally-dependent states of the country but Brahmaputra River, the lifeline of the state, brings flood in the state during the each and every monsoon season. The aim of the study is to measure the size and extent of the agricultural loss especially monetary loss caused by flood. Using descriptive statistics and simple graphs, the study reveals that almost 81% of the farmers are either marginal or small farmers and mainly grows potato, paddy, jute, and along with other seasonal vegetables practice fishery.

Abdur Rashid Ahmed*, Amanur Rahman

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