Impact of positive destruction on socio-economic structure of villagers living along the trekking route of high Himalaya (A case study of Chame VDC, Manang, Nepal)
This case study was mainly focused on analysis of impact of road construction on socio-economic structure of villagers living along the trekking route of high Himalayan region of Nepal. Data collected from 140 households comprising different economic categories at Chame Village Development Committee were processed through two way ANOVA test (using Xl-stat software) and three point Likert scale in order to test hypotheses and to quantify the opinion, perception and thought of respondents. Government strategy of eradicating poverty through road construction in tourism village has become failed as overall income of VDC after road construction was declined by 12.44%. Traditional means of transportation have been fully replaced by modern means of transportation. Even though the majority of determinants of socio-economic structure remained unchanged, there was negative change in number of visitors, payments, duration of stay, frequency of natural calamities, prostitution and village security and some positive changes were found in the area of education quality, knowledge related to information technology, health status, and performance of conservation projects and committee.