Geospatial Analysis of Rural Weekly Markets: A Case Study of Bemetara District of Chhattisgarh, India
IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science
Markets are the most extensive system for exchange and play a dynamic role not only in rural socioeconomic development but also carry out the significant role in the regional level of development. The role of markets in rural development planning is very essential. Country like India, the weekly markets are the farmers first contact point with the marketing channels and considered as the nerve centers of economic, social and cultural activities of the rural life. The growth of new market
... f new market centers always follows the development of agriculture, industries and transportation. Present research work is case study on how geospatial technology helps in rural market analysis. Here Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS all played important role in analysis. All hardcopy data has transferred into GIS platform for various types of analysis. The study area has total 108 rural weekly markets which serve total 700 villages and 721192 rural population of Bemetara district. Nearest Neighbour Analysis has done to study spatial pattern of weekly markets. Based on periodicity markets are also analyzed and un-served area has identified. GIS as a powerful tool helps in various types of overlay analysis which produce fruitful result which is essential for planning and decision making.