Adopted Community Strategies to Offset Utility Crises in a Middle Income Locality of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shaila Jamal, Sonia Rahman


Because of the spontaneous growth of Dhaka city, the utility crisis is increasing day by day. Therefore problems in utilities are considered centrally with respect to the economy and environment of Dhaka. But the local aspects are totally different from the central viewpoint. In this paper, two most prominent utility crises in Dhaka (i.e. the supply of gas and water) have been explored with their impacts and people’s coping mechanism with these problems has been documented.  The local people have been found adopting various alternative measures, even compromising their daily life cycle to make an adjustment with these problems.

Keywords: Dhaka, utility service, gas, water, coping, daily routine.

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