Border Fencing and Saving-Spending Pattern: Evidence from Agartala

Indore Management Journal, Forthcoming

Posted: 25 Jun 2019

Date Written: June 30, 2019


The study has motivated to assess the impacts of border fencing on the saving-spending patterns. Reviewing the related literature it has framed three hypotheses and adopting a cross-sectional study design with Convenience sampling technique, 112 respondents have been chosen and a survey has been conducted in Akhaura land customs station locality of Indo-Bangla border area of Agartala. The interview-schedule prior to the survey has been pre-tested with randomly chosen 30 respondents for assessing its reliability and validity. Significant statistical results have supported to refute all the null hypotheses and it has concluded selective demographics impact savings; construction of fencing has affected socio-economic status and saving-spending patterns of the borderland population. It has acknowledged few limitations, indicated policy implications and has sketched the roadmap for future research.

Keywords: border fencing, savings, survey, inferential statistics

JEL Classification: C83, E26, G02, H31

Suggested Citation

Deb, Rajat, Border Fencing and Saving-Spending Pattern: Evidence from Agartala (June 30, 2019). Indore Management Journal, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN:

Rajat Deb (Contact Author)

Tripura University ( email )


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