In Rural Asia, Science communication problems are similar everywhere.

· Health, Nutrition, Earthquake, Tsunami, Land and water resources, Bio-diversity etc. communicated through Museums, Science Centers, S&T Institutions, media extensively.

· But there are number of areas are almost untouched, mostly women related.

· In India Rural women are busy through out the day after domestic livestock.

· Her tasks includes milking, fodder collection, Assisting the male members of the family, Agriculture activities, collection of fire wood and procuring water.

· These duties are in addition to responsibilities of raising children taking care of elderly, cleaning and cooking.

· These tasks do not carry any economic value and are not taken into consideration while planning developmental programmes.

· Recently some drudgery - reduction measures have been attempt at micro level.

· Still there is need to developed scientific tools and equipments which would reduce drudgery and ease the burden of women.

· Need for appropriate intervention and transfer of technology through training and creating Science and Technology awareness amongst self-help groups, Training Agencies, Departments, NGOs and Stakeholders.

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Kathan Kothari   National Institute of Design (NID), Paldi, Ahmedabad-380 007, INDIA.

In Rural Asia, Science communication problems are similar everywhere.

· Health, Nutrition, Earthquake, Tsunami, Land and water resources, Bio-diversity etc. communicated through Museums, Science Centers, S&T Institutions, media extensively.

· But there are number of areas are almost untouched, mostly women related.

· In India Rural women are busy through out the day after domestic livestock.

· Her tasks includes milking, fodder collection, Assisting the male members of the family, Agriculture activities, collection of fire wood and procuring water.

· These duties are in addition to responsibilities of raising children taking care of elderly, cleaning and cooking.

· These tasks do not carry any economic value and are not taken into consideration while planning developmental programmes.

· Recently some drudgery - reduction measures have been attempt at micro level.

· Still there is need to developed scientific tools and equipments which would reduce drudgery and ease the burden of women.

· Need for appropriate intervention and transfer of technology through training and creating Science and Technology awareness amongst self-help groups, Training Agencies, Departments, NGOs and Stakeholders.

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