Rural Population In India

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Introduction: According to the World Bank, the second most populous country in the world is India. By adding One Hundred and Eighty One Million people in the last decade, it is now a home for the 17% of World Population. Inspite of rapid urbanization and with an urban population growth of 2.33%, Indian is still predominated by Rural Population with 66.86%. Rural India has its unique identity across the world as it possesses a social and cultural uniform organization and structure. For the development of any nation it is important that its policies and programs affect the grass root and the larger chunk of population and rural population of India fits these criteria’s. Many research studies indicate to the fact that rural population require…show more content…
Standard Scales were used on the sample size is derived using Krejcie & Morgan, 1970 and simple random sampling method for collecting the data. According to the 2011 census the following are the demographics of both Kannaram and Mohammed Nagar villages. Category Kannaram Mohammed Nagar Total Population 1127 2301 Males 505 1118 Females 518 1183 Households 203 487 Census 2011 Findings Among the data collected from both the villages, the following has been deduced with respect to Education, Occupation, Income, Caste, Type of Housing under the socio economic conditions. Information such as preference of doctors, health conditions, availability of medical professionals were analysed to understand the availability of medical facilities. Socio Economic Conditions Village Category Mohammednagar Kannanram Age Male 161 99 Female 52 29 Caste OC 4 7 BC 64 53 SC 16 11 ST 119 55 Others 10 2 Education ILL 148 73 5TH CLASS 24…show more content…
The data reflects that 32.3% and 18.5% of the respondents visit RMP followed by 16.1% and 8.5% prefer Private Doctors. Though majority of the respondents visit these doctors atleast 2-3 times a month for various health reasons they were not open to discuss their health issues. It was also observed that ANM visits are more frequent in Kannaram than in Mohammed Nagar. Results: The selected villages have low socio economic conditions with majority of them being Illiterates, major occupation being agriculture and with an average family income below 15000/-. Along with Low Socio Economic Conditions these villages also less health facilities and poor health conditions proving the Gradient Effect. Lack the basic government health care facilities is also forcing the villagers to opt for private hospitals which are far from the villages baring the travel expenses which is effecting their economic status. Many Villagers perceived that their socio economic status effects their health care

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