Promotive Measures of Increasing People's Participation in Development Programme

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The success of any development programme is depended on active participation of the people. The present study is deal with the socio - economic and psychological characteristics of the rural people with their real participation level under different developmental activities of watershed programme. The present study was conducted in five villages of Khajuri nala watershed area of surguja district of chhattisgarh and data were collected from 130 respondents through interview scheduled during 2001. The results of study indicate that maximum percent of respondents were belonging under middle age group, scheduled tribe caste, primary level of education, individual type of family system with medium size of family, medium level of annual family income , had belonging under medium level of economic motivation, medium level of risk orientation, had average level of fatalism and conservative nature, non governmental sources of information was more effective in study area and maximum participation of respondents were observed under plantation work , dabari making , improve seed programme , vegetable production activities , duck unit development and developmental activities of women group. Maximum (39.09%) emphasis was given under agricultural extension developmental activities followed by horticulture, soil conservation, water conservation, women group development and live stock development under the watershed development programme. Maximum percent (33.08%) of respondents were participating under medium extent of water shed development activities. The association between extent of programme participation level and socio economic, psychological characteristics of respondents were positive and significant relationship observed except age, type of family and size of family. The association level of knowledge was found (70%C.V.) excellent and other characteristics i.e.,...
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