Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 3, Pages: 1-5
Lesani Mohammad Taghi* and Jafari Hamid
Department of Geography, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran; [email protected]
The In Iran, the reduction of qanats water supplies has encountered most villagers’ social and economic activities with challenges. Due to water shortage, they leave their home and village and migrate to large cities to work as workers or do other activities. In some villages of Bakhazr County, Khorasan-e Razavi Province, earth dams have been constructed to feed qanats and springs since 65 years ago. The main objective of this study is to see how these earth dams affect rural development including villagers’ satisfaction and the reduction of their migration motivation. Objective-wise, this study is an applied research. Yet, in nature and method, it is a descriptive-analytical research. This is carried out using document (library) research and filling out questionnaire (survey). Results show that feeding qanats through constructing earth dam leads to villagers’ satisfaction and reduction of their migration motivations.
Keywords: Artificial Feeding, Bakhazr County, Qanat, Migration Motivation
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