Integration of RS and GIS for Tracing the Rural Settlement Pattern and Household Characteristics Analysis of Mirokhan Town, District Kamber Shahdadkot, Sindh

Authors

  • Naila Parveen Abbasi Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Quratulain Anmol Mangi MS Scholar, Department of Geography, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Ghazala Parveen Abbasi Assistant Professor, Department of Education, SMBBGC, Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/jdss.2024(5-II)58

Keywords:

GIS, Household Structure, Remote Sensing, Rural settlement Pattern

Abstract

The study's goal is to identify the settlement pattern, which reflect the socioeconomic features of the rural area. Mirokhan is one of the oldest tehsils Located in Sindh province's District Kamber Shahdadkot, The changes in the rural settlement pattern are a result of various social issues that are linked to the changes in this settlement. The research was on a survey based, a transect walk, and direct observation across the entire study region in several Muhallas. The Survey was done from January to March of 2024, 103 households were covered through questionnaire. GIS and RS used to observe settlement pattern. The primary causes of the changing environment are the reduced number of joint families, the availability of services, and the migration rate relative to neighboring rural parts of the city due to differences in income sources. The three distinct types of settlement patterns, dispersed, linear, and nucleated observed in study area. In the research area, the majority of the population resides in the nucleated pattern. While the state of the housing is moderate, the water quality is really bad. According to the research, the household's condition is 53.21% meaning that the study area's housing situation is moderate. Local government should monitor and plan the development of infrasturcture like roads, water supply system and sewage lines in rural culture in study area.

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Published

2024-05-17

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Abbasi, N. P., Mangi, Q. A., & Abbasi, G. P. (2024). Integration of RS and GIS for Tracing the Rural Settlement Pattern and Household Characteristics Analysis of Mirokhan Town, District Kamber Shahdadkot, Sindh. Journal of Development and Social Sciences, 5(2), 619–632. https://doi.org/10.47205/jdss.2024(5-II)58