Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly ICCSSIS), ICCSIS 2019, 24-25 October 2019, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

The Socio-Economic Impact of the Siosar Relocation Policy

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-10-2019.2290613,
        author={Nina  Novira and Elfayetti  Elfayetti and Anik Juli Dwi Astuti and Rosni  Rosni and Ikhsan  Bayhaqi},
        title={The Socio-Economic Impact of the Siosar Relocation Policy },
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly ICCSSIS), ICCSIS 2019, 24-25 October 2019, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSSIS},
        year={2019},
        month={12},
        keywords={socio-economic impact siosar relocation area good future},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-10-2019.2290613}
    }
    
  • Nina Novira
    Elfayetti Elfayetti
    Anik Juli Dwi Astuti
    Rosni Rosni
    Ikhsan Bayhaqi
    Year: 2019
    The Socio-Economic Impact of the Siosar Relocation Policy
    ICSSIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-10-2019.2290613
Nina Novira1,*, Elfayetti Elfayetti1, Anik Juli Dwi Astuti1, Rosni Rosni1, Ikhsan Bayhaqi1
  • 1: Department of Geography Education, Universitas Negeri Medan, Jalam Willem Iskandar, Indonesia
*Contact email: ninanovira@unimed.ac.id

Abstract

The series of Mt. Sinabung eruption devastated the surrounding villages. This leads to the relocation policy that obliged the inhabitants of some villages to move to the Siosar Relocation Area. Extracted from their roots, the villagers must move to a new place to start their new life. This raises the question of how is the social relations of the relocated people? The villagers are also extracted from their agricultural fields. The government provides 0.5 hectares of land for agriculture. However, it is new soil, topography, temperature, and new marketing arrangements. This raises the question of how those affected the villagers' income and eventually their economy. These thus lead to another question. How do they cope with the new condition? With a qualitative approach, this study used in-depth interviews and direct observation to collect data. The result shows that both the social and economic conditions of the relocated people are in good and or are moving into good condition. They are overall confident that they are heading towards a good future.