In India 70% rural population depends on agriculture and women are plays a vital role. They have extensive work load with dual responsibility for farm and house. In agriculture and allied industrial sector employs as much as 89.5% of the total female labour however their contribution does not receive due recognition. And they are not able to reap the benefit of various rural developments programmed. The development of India is burdened by its low productivity, inadequate use of available technological tools for improved crop production. Transfer of technology from research institutions should reach the users. Science and technology have been an integral part of Indian civilization and culture. Women and men have been active in science from the inception of human civilization. We have to make our communication more interesting and interactive “Still there is a lot to be done to fight the superstition and religious rituals that so deploy ruled in to village life.

Some time we do not have sufficient infrastructure to make our message effective enough, and people continue to trust witch doctor move them real doctor. So, public communication is the only way that can help them not only information discrimination but also to augment the pace of economic development. Women’s education is strongly associated with both lower infant mortality and lower fertility, as well as with higher levels of education and economic opportunity for their children. Hence a country to grow was through empowering of its women. Public communication aims to popularize science and create scientific attitude among masses. It seems to intriguing to link the common men with a complicated subject like science. The solution like hunger poverty malnutrition illiteracy conservative ideas and superstition lie in science. It can be overcome through SSG.

Now in India a newer way to organize their rural poor in particular women from farmer family as self help group (SHG). SHG concepts are influential in SHG concepts are influential in providing education on modern science and new technologies. A typical SHG has 15 to 20 members. Each block organizes five hundred to 1000 such groups. We can communicate information through workshop and training to develop a technological temper throughout the member and their families which can help us to achieve our objective. Training method should be adjusted to the level of literacy and domestic obligation of the member. The objective should be to enhance production and improve welfare and socioeconomic condition.

Training should change the attitude of member. Hence, a need arises to carry out studies in order to understand and set right their disbeliefs, negative attitudes and misconceptions. Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge.

The present paper deals with the experience in technology transfer to rural women in different farm based activities. In all the activities women SHG were involved. They were empowered through this training programmed in a participatory manner. “Today nobody has claimed to be literate unless he possesses knowledge of science” J. L.Nehru.

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Learning science in informal environments

Radheshyam Purohit   Satyabadi BidyaPitha,Kalapathar

In India 70% rural population depends on agriculture and women are plays a vital role. They have extensive work load with dual responsibility for farm and house. In agriculture and allied industrial sector employs as much as 89.5% of the total female labour however their contribution does not receive due recognition. And they are not able to reap the benefit of various rural developments programmed. The development of India is burdened by its low productivity, inadequate use of available technological tools for improved crop production. Transfer of technology from research institutions should reach the users. Science and technology have been an integral part of Indian civilization and culture. Women and men have been active in science from the inception of human civilization. We have to make our communication more interesting and interactive “Still there is a lot to be done to fight the superstition and religious rituals that so deploy ruled in to village life.

Some time we do not have sufficient infrastructure to make our message effective enough, and people continue to trust witch doctor move them real doctor. So, public communication is the only way that can help them not only information discrimination but also to augment the pace of economic development. Women’s education is strongly associated with both lower infant mortality and lower fertility, as well as with higher levels of education and economic opportunity for their children. Hence a country to grow was through empowering of its women. Public communication aims to popularize science and create scientific attitude among masses. It seems to intriguing to link the common men with a complicated subject like science. The solution like hunger poverty malnutrition illiteracy conservative ideas and superstition lie in science. It can be overcome through SSG.

Now in India a newer way to organize their rural poor in particular women from farmer family as self help group (SHG). SHG concepts are influential in SHG concepts are influential in providing education on modern science and new technologies. A typical SHG has 15 to 20 members. Each block organizes five hundred to 1000 such groups. We can communicate information through workshop and training to develop a technological temper throughout the member and their families which can help us to achieve our objective. Training method should be adjusted to the level of literacy and domestic obligation of the member. The objective should be to enhance production and improve welfare and socioeconomic condition.

Training should change the attitude of member. Hence, a need arises to carry out studies in order to understand and set right their disbeliefs, negative attitudes and misconceptions. Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge.

The present paper deals with the experience in technology transfer to rural women in different farm based activities. In all the activities women SHG were involved. They were empowered through this training programmed in a participatory manner. “Today nobody has claimed to be literate unless he possesses knowledge of science” J. L.Nehru.

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