A Study on the Income Variations of the Agricultural Workers in the Teesta Barrage Irrigation Project Area, Bangladesh


  • Md. Abu Shahen PhD Fellow, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh




Season, Variation, Wage, Workers


Wage is a very important issue for the people who are working in different types of work all over the world. It is the payment for labor force either physically or mentally. It is assumed that this wage is not paid equally all the parts of the world even all the periods of year. Wage variation has been seen in various seasons of agricultural activities. However, this study is mixed method oriented and narrative in manner. Survey is used to collect data with interview schedule on the laborers of TBI project area under Nilphamari district of Bangladesh. Study finds some notable wage variations of agriculture laborers over the three seasons in TBI project area. For instance, wage is high in aus season than aman and rabi seasons in the study area. In aus season, laborers are highly paid with money and foods than others two seasons. some activities such as sprouting, preparing seedbed, land preparing, implanting, weed cleaning, fertilizing, paddy reaping, threshing, boiling and drying, drawing straw, and paddy related other works are needed more labor forces in aus and aman seasons than rabi season. The scarcity of laborer is seen in these periods and the remuneration of laborer is seen quietly high. Study also explores some high waged activities in rabi season than aus and aman seasons for instance, Mustard Cultivation Potato Cultivation Chilies related work Ginger, Garlic, Onion Cultivation, and Corn Threshing is found only in rabi season in the study area. It is also seen that the wage of these activities is more than other seasons in the study area.


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How to Cite

Shahen, M. A. “A Study on the Income Variations of the Agricultural Workers in the Teesta Barrage Irrigation Project Area, Bangladesh”. International Journal of Management and Development Studies, vol. 13, no. 2, Feb. 2024, pp. 10-23, doi:10.53983/ijmds.v13n2.002.