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The Economic Cost Of Arsenic Contamination In Drinking Water
And An Analysis Of Coping Strategies For Averting A Social Disaster: Policy Options For Bangladesh

Sponsored by

South Asian Network For Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

Principal Investigator

M.Zakir Hossain Khan,
BSS (Hons.) MS in Economics (Thesis)
Department of Economics,
North South University, Dhaka.

Training For the Enumerator

M.Zakir H. Khan with Supervisor Dr.A.K. Enamul Haque at Training for the enumerators

Principal Investigator is providing training to enumerators



Environmental and natural resource economics especially in ground water pollution and management, non renewable resource, market based tools to control pollution,  public finance and development economics

Institutional Affiliation

Economic Research Group (ERG)

Study Output

Proposal (pdf)

Pre -Test of the Questionnaire (pdf)

Finalization of Survey Outline (pdf)

SANDEE News Letter (pdf)

Symptoms of the Arsenic Affected Patients

Keratosis (Primary Stage)

Hyper-Keratosis (Secondary stage)

Non-pitting edema (Secondary Stage)

 Hyper-Keratosis (Secondary Stage)

Gangrene of the feet (Tertiary affect)

Thickening pf the palms (Keratosis)

Snapshots on Field Survey




Updates (April 2005)
HH Survey and key informant interview are in progress. The study covers two Upazillas, Matlab and Laksham.

Field observations : (pdf)

Presentation of Final Report at SANDEE Conference (pdf)

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