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Economics of water resources management in Bangladesh

In: Securing food for all in Bangladesh


  • Shahabuddin, Quazi
  • Yunus, Mohammad
  • Islam, K. M. Nabiul


In Bangladesh, the dry season of October to March is characterised by falling water tables, reduction in the discharge of major rivers, drying water channels, and salinity intrusion, particularly in the southwest coastal region. Demand for groundwater is at its highest during this season. Although groundwater has powered the expansion of cereal production over the last two decades or so, the sustainability of groundwater-based agricultural production has been questioned by many researchers. The tension between water supply and demand during the dry season thus has become a critical one.

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  • Shahabuddin, Quazi & Yunus, Mohammad & Islam, K. M. Nabiul, 2021. "Economics of water resources management in Bangladesh," IFPRI book chapters, in: Securing food for all in Bangladesh, chapter 6, pages 193-240, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:fpr:ifpric:9789845063715_06

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    1. Shahabuddin, Quazi & Rahman, Atiqur, 2017. "Agricultural and Food Policy Framework in Bangladesh: An Assessment," Bangladesh Development Studies, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), vol. 40(1-2), pages 27-52, March-Jun.


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