PREFERENCES OF RURAL YOUTHS' IN SOCIAL, DOMESTIC, RECREATIONAL AND DAIRY FARMING ACTIVITIES

Article Id: ARCC5388
Citation :- PREFERENCES OF RURAL YOUTHS' IN SOCIAL, DOMESTIC, RECREATIONAL AND DAIRY FARMING ACTIVITIES.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2004.(23)
Fulzele R.M.1, Avinashilingam N.A. Vijay2, Singh Upayana2
Address : National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132 001, India

Abstract

The youth of a Nation represents its future and so does the youth of India. With its massive potential force of 1/5th of the nation's population, mostly residing in the rural parts of the country, their leadership qualities, attitude and skills in rural occupation will decide the rural economy, social and cultural fabric of the nation. About 23 per cent of the rural population falls in the age group 15–35 years, a group full of potentials for constructive purposes. Their thinking is more dynamic, sensitive arid receptive which can be better utilized in the rapid transfer or dissemination of any innovation to their communities.The need, therefore, of providing increasing opportunities to young persons, enable them to develop their personality, upgrade their functional capabilities, make themselves economically productive and socially useful, is fully recognized. The youth have their own role for adopting new ideas of dairy farming and influencing the dairy farmers or fellow dwellers in their villages. Training the youth in improved farm and home practices is an essential first step in modernizing agriculture. A comprehensive training and education program has been arranged for the youths based on their preferences in social, domestic, recreational and dairy farming activities to impart the technical know how and keep their knowledge up to date.

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