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ERIC Number: ED015406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN INDIA.
THOTA, VYKUNTAPATHI
AN OUTGROWTH OF MISSIONARY AND VOLUNTEER EFFORTS, THE INDIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM HAS FOUR OBJECTIVES--(1) TO ASSIST EACH VILLAGE IN PLANNING AND CARRYING OUT INTEGRATED MULTI-PHASED FAMILY AND VILLAGE PLANS DIRECTED TOWARDS INCREASING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, (2) TO IMPROVE HEALTH PRACTICES, (3) TO PROVIDE THE REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL FACILITY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR VILLAGE WOMEN AND YOUTH, AND (4) TO PROVIDE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES. AMERICAN EXTENSION PRINCIPLES AND METHODS HAVE INFLUENCED THE INDIAN PROGRAM TO A GREAT EXTENT. ADULT EDUCATION IS PLAYING AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE PROGRAM BY CREATING NEW OUTLOOKS, NEW VALUES, AND NEW ATTITUDES ON THE PART OF THE PEOPLE, AND ENLISTING POPULAR PARTICIPATION. BASIC TO THE SUCCESS OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS THE STAFF'S KNOWLEDGE OF EXTENSION METHODS. THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM'S ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE A CHANGE IN THE OUTLOOK OF THE VILLAGE PEOPLE, AND AN IMPRESSIVE RECORD OF PROGRESS IN AGRICULTURE, MINOR IRRIGATION, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, VILLAGE AND SMALL INDUSTRIES, SOCIAL EDUCATION, WOMEN'S PROGRAMS, HEALTH AND RURAL SANITATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH., ORDER NO. 66-8497. MICROFILM $3.00. XEROGRAPHY $7.60. 164 PAGES. (AUTHOR/AJ)
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Identifiers: INDIA