Constraints Faced and Opinions of Farm Women Regarding Vocational Trainings Conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Uttarakhand

Neha Singh , Neelam Bhardwaj , Hans Ram Meena and Madhu Latha C


To analyze the training experience, opinions and constraints of women beneficiaries (BF) regarding vocational training conducted under KVK Jeolikote. The study was conducted by applying random sampling technique, 45 BF (by using proportional allocation method) and 75 women non-beneficiaries (NBF) engaged in vocational training from the same area were deeply interviewed using a pre-tested structured interview schedule. A descriptive research design was used for the present investigation. Based on the nature of data, frequency, percentage, arithmetic mean and weighted mean square the weightage of each constraint was calculated and ranked by Garrett’s ranking by the researcher. It was reported that majority of respondents 66.66 per cent felt vocational training as improving farm family living and half of the respondents 54.16 per cent found vocational training programmes as means of promoting gender equality. Lack of financial assistance to start own venture or small-scale enterprise received the highest weighted mean score of 3.1 and were thus ranked first. Information regarding constraints and opinion through group activities involving both vocational and horizontal learning helps in eliminating the barriers that restricts the development of farm women. Theoretical Implications: Vocational training provided by Krishi Vigyan Kendra helps majority of the farming community especially to marginal and a small farm woman to gain women empowerment with the acquaintance of new skill, knowledge and attitudes. This research will provide a thorough understanding of the impact of vocational training provided by KVKs on socio-economic status, trainings skill needed, and level of empowerment after adopting different enterprises. The result of the study may be useful to encourage non-beneficiaries to join Vocational trainings. Keywords: Vocational training; Opinion; Human resource; Farm women; Beneficiaries; Non-beneficiaries

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