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EMBANKMENT OF LOWER AJOY RIVER AND ITS IMPACT ON BRICK-KILN INDUSTRY IN CENTRAL BENGAL, INDIA
Hasibur Rahaman Molla
Volume: 2 Issue: 4 2012
Embankment is a quite common structural measure of flood control. Almost all the important rivers in India like Ganga, Brahmaputra, Mahanadi, Koshi, Damodar, Ajoy, etc. are jacketed by embankment. Sometimes, the embankment becomes unable to resist the heavy thrust of water during peak discharge period. It causes breaching of embankment and results sandsplay on the floodplain. In Lower Ajoy Basin huge sandsplay had been occurred in 1978. It had drawn the attention of entrepreneurs to build up brick-kiln industry. After the devastating flood of 2000 A.D., caused by breaching of embankment, huge sand deposition has been taken place on the agricultural land. These sands become the source of raw materials for brick-kiln industries. Hence, extensive field survey has been conducted to map the location of brick-kiln industries and to explain their causes of concentration.
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