Impact Of Feedstock Biodiesel Development On Society Around PTPN I Company. Journal of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing (Q2)Vol 5 No 2

Yunus, Saifuddin and Yulia, Yulia and Bachri, Naufal and Haykal, Muhammad (2021) Impact Of Feedstock Biodiesel Development On Society Around PTPN I Company. Journal of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing (Q2)Vol 5 No 2. Journal of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing, 5 (2). pp. 1001-1010. ISSN 2587-0130

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This study examines the impact of biodiesel development on the community around the company. This research was conducted at the National Plantation Limited Company I (PTPN I) Palm Oil Mills (POM) Tanjong Seumantoh, Karang Baru District, Aceh Tamiang Regency, Indonesia. This study uses a qualitative method with descriptive analysis. Data collection procedures were carried out through observation, interviews, Focus Group Discussion, and documentation. The sampling technique was conducted by purposive sampling. Mukim (village leader) of Karang Baru District, village heads in three villages within Tanjong Semantoh POM, namely Gampong Tanjong Seumantoh Gampong, Simpang Empat, and Paya Awe villages, as well as with the community in the three towns served as respondents. Data analysis was carried out through three stages: data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion drawing. The results of the study concluded that the development of Biodiesel had an impact on air quality. Polluted air containing fine sand/kettle ash caused by palm oil production causes congestion, interferes with vision, damages roofs, contaminates clotheslines and water reservoirs, and damages car bodies. In addition, the workforce absorbed in the palm oil mills had a minor impact on reducing unemployment. This can trigger a conflict between the community and the palm oil mills. The social responsibility programs of the palm oil mills to the surrounding community have not been maximized. Monoculture culture will lead to reduced crop diversification which increases commodity prices. The company also holds long-term Cultivation Rights and is extendable, resulting in lessening land owned by the community.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences > Department of Sociology
Depositing User: Dr Saifuddin Yunus
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2022 16:32
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2022 16:32

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