POVERTY AND LANDSLIDE: A STUDY FROM THE LANDSLIDE PRONE AREAS OF IDUKKI RURAL VILLAGES
Anees Rehman A, S Boopathi
The poverty is a major risk driven factor for the socio- economic and environment losses of the landslides. The study mainly focused on the how the landslides made an impact on the people who fall under the poverty lines such as above poverty line (APL) and the below poverty line (BPL). Out of the total samples (312), there are 133 respondents fall under the BPL and the rest of them, 179 respondents fall under the APL families. The statistical tools such as mean, standard deviation, Chi square, ANOVA and the t-test were used to find out the comparative differences between APL and BPL families. The study found that, the poverty is a major risk driven factor for the socio- economic and environment losses of the landslides in the study area and the people belonging to the BPL families were affected and changed their standard of living, income earning activity and other major economic parameters.
Keywords: Landslides, Economic loss, Poverty, Idukki district
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Socio-Economic and Environmental Outlook(SEEO)
Published on : 2023-01-24