Recognition of Rural-Urban Linkage Throughunderstanding the Potential Impact of Growth Center: A Case Study of Paragram Hut, Nawabganj, Dhaka
20 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2019
Date Written: January 4, 2019
The growth center enhances the linkages between rural and urban area through providing opportunities and scopes for both areas as well as by promoting facilities for agriculture, fishery, livestock etc. by ensuring market accessibility and socioeconomic interactions among rural and urban people in context of the exchange of goods, ideas, information and facilities of different markets. The growth center plays the role of transaction point between urban and rural area and thus help to reform the economy of both areas and bring changes in financial and fiscal policy and macro transformation as well as the transformations in agriculture and livelihood diversification. It has become the channel to replace the rural urban dichotomy in rural urban continuum. Therefore the paper tries to find out the existing nature and pattern of the linkage by investigating the potential impacts of growth centres. It also reveals the way how agricultural transformation is taking place in response to changing urban market demand and vice versa. It focuses on the input and output side scenario in rural and urban economy and finds out the flow pattern and the contribution of the communication sector on it. It also tries to find the interrelation between rural-urban linkage and the influence of growth centre on linkage by identifying the stimulus such as infrastructure development, complementary investment, and NGO investments occurred in growth centres and the surrounding area. The study finally provides some arena of potentialities for further improvement of rural-urban linkage through more efficient policies.
Keywords: Growth Center, Rural-Urban Linkage, Livelihood Diversification, Agricultural Transformation
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