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Access to Water Supply among the Tea Pickers in Sylhet, Bangladesh


The study explores access to water supply system of tea pickers in six tea estates of Sylhet division of Bangladesh—Malnichhera, Lackaturah, Keramotnagor, Balishera, Kalagul and Rashidpur. Drawing upon a systematic set of semi-structured interviews and cross-sectional data collected randomly from 300 tea pickers, the study considers men and women’s access to (un)safe water by addressing their sources of both drinking and using water for daily usages and the distances from home to sources by including their concern about safe water and its related diseases.


Tea Pickers, Tea Gardens, Sustainable Water Management, Water Related Diseases, Sylhet, Bangladesh


Author Biography

Shushanta Acharjee

Former postgraduate student, Sociology

Shah Imran Ahmed

Postgraduate research student, Sociology


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