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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:5, May, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(5): 702-708

Perception of Usefulness of Developmental Programmes by the Tribal Agricultural Labourers of Wayanad District: A Critical Gender Analysis
J. Pooja Krishna* and A. Anil Kumar
Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, India
*Corresponding author

This investigation has been done on the basis of qualitative and quantitative data collected from primary sources and explored the differential perception of extent of usefulness of development programmes of the tribal agricultural labourers. The greatest number of respondents with high level of perception was observed in Kurichiya community. The Paniya community lie in between the Kattunaikan and Kurichiya community in their level of perception. The high level of perception is owed to their better mass media exposure, awareness about the developmental programmes and political orientation. Educational status, annual income, wage and level of self- confidence had a positive influence on perception. Political orientation plays a major role in giving a support to the tribal agricultural labourers to raise their voices against the inequalities and social evils, which help them to have a perception of their own about the developmental projects, which are meant to be beneficial for them.There was significant difference between the perception of extent of usefulness of the developmental programmes by male and female tribal agricultural labourers. In comparison with the tribal communities, the officials had higher perception level of usefulness of developmental programmes. This might be due to the factor that the officials work for the development of tribal communities and they expect such initiatives to be successful.

Keywords: Perception, tribal developmental programmes, Wayanad, Kattunaikan, Paniya, Kurichiya

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Pooja Krishna, J. and Anil Kumar, A. 2021. Perception of Usefulness of Developmental Programmes by the Tribal Agricultural Labourers of Wayanad District: A Critical Gender Analysis.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(5): 702-708. doi:
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