Land Use Changes and Livelihood Scenarios of Rajahar VDC, Nawalparasi District, Nepal

Authors

  • Dhurba Prasad Ghimire College of Applied Sciences-Nepal (Affiliated to Tribhuvan University), Kathmandu
  • Sunil Babu Khatry College of Applied Sciences-Nepal (Affiliated to Tribhuvan University), Kathmandu
  • Bhagawat Rimal College of Applied Sciences-Nepal (Affiliated to Tribhuvan University), Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/eco.v21i0.11905

Keywords:

Land use change, GIS and RS

Abstract

A digital land use map of the study area Rajahar VDC at Nawalparasi district was prepared with the aid of RS/GIS for 1989 to 2013 followed by land use map analysis. The obtained image was classified as forest, agricultural, settlement, water body and religious areas for the study year 1989 to 1999 where industrial area was included as new land use category (0.07%) for 2013. The study showed that there was considerable change in forest area (-3.47%) and religious area (-0.01%). But agriculture land, settlement area and water body were increased by 2.02%, 3.66% and 1.28%, respectively. The land use change for 1989 to 2013 followed polynomial (R2: 0.6577) pattern. The identified land use change key drivers were dependent on past events and reactions of the respondents.

ECOPRINT 21: 55-62, 2014   

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/eco.v21i0.11905

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2015-07-10

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Ghimire, D. P., Khatry, S. B., & Rimal, B. (2015). Land Use Changes and Livelihood Scenarios of Rajahar VDC, Nawalparasi District, Nepal. Ecoprint: An International Journal of Ecology, 21, 55–62. https://doi.org/10.3126/eco.v21i0.11905

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