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Chaudhry, Tehreem
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Social science
abstract
Water is the most important element of human life. It is a necessity which is not just an essential means of survival but it is also socially and culturally important in many regions. Scarcity of water is the challenge which is faced globally these days and more rigorously by the inhabitants of less urbanized settings. Climate changes, environmental changes and human way of living are the few factors disrupting the natural balance and causing shortage of resources, most importantly water. This paper seeks to develop an understanding of the relationship that people of Thar desert have with their environment and resources, specifically water, and the way in which anomalies like resource scarcity affect the social and cultural aspects of people’s lives. This research builds on the argument that water is not just a necessity without which people would die in Thar, rather it is ingrained in every aspect of their lives; from their daily routines to culture and religion as well. The findings of this study develop an understanding of profound impacts that the scarcity of water has upon on the society and provides a basis for government organizations and NGOs for taking necessary measures to lessen the water scarcity in the area.
journal title
Journal of International Development and Cooperation
volume
Volume 23
issue
Issue 1・2
start page
15
end page
25
date of issued
2017-03-01
publisher
広島大学大学院国際協力研究科
issn
1341-0903
ncid
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
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application/pdf
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rights
Copyright (c) 2017 Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation Hiroshima University. 本紀要の一部・全部を問わず、著作権者(広島大学大学院国際協力研究科)の文章による許諾なしに複写・翻訳することを禁じます。
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Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
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