Marble Industry Role in the Socio Economic Development of Marble Industrial Owners of District Mohmand Federal Administered Tribal Area-Pakistan

Sajjad Ahmad


The study was carried out in District Mohmand  in August, 2018. The major objective was, to find out marble industry role in the socio-economic development of District Mohmand. The study area consists of 7 tehsils while three tehsils namely Safi, Pandiali, Khwezai Bazai were selected on the basis of more marble industries . The total number of marble industries in these tehsils  were 140, Safi 40, Pandiali 48 and Khwazia Bazai 48 while all were selected for the present study. Data were collected though questionnaire while Descriptive statistic and paired T-test were used for data analysis. The mean monthly income of the respondents after marble industry was Rs.97286 and before was Rs.49843 while mean monthly expenditure after was Rs.51714 and before was Rs.39479.Similarly the mean monthly saving after marble industrial owners was found Rs.45500 and before was Rs.10786  and the school children were found more than before. Similarly the private school number was found more than before. The monthly mean expenditure on education after marble industry was found Rs.6151 and the expenditure before was Rs.4361. Subsequently the private hospitals were found more than before. The mean monthly expenditure on health after marble industries was Rs.6501 and before was Rs.4700.All results were found highly significant at 5% level. Majority house were found Pucca than before. The land holding size of the respondents’ number was increased due to marble industries in the study area. The number of vehicles decreased due to huge investment for the industry establishment. The study recommends to fulfill the needs of the industry owners and to enhance the export of marble abroad.  Transportation problem should be permanently solved for pushing the marble industries in the study area. It will be also better to decrease the govt. taxes and water availability in the study area for enhancing marble industries for generating more employment for improving their income level in the study area. Credit and marketing facilities availability also play key role in the enhancement of marble industries in the study area.

Keywords:- Role, Marble Industry, Socioeconomic Conditions, Development, Mohmand District

DOI: 10.7176/IEL/9-3-01

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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