Awareness Towards Covid-19 Pandemic Among Farm Women and its Technological Strategies

Neha Singh et al., Neha Singh et al.,, TJPRC
2020 International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research  
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The virus responsible for this disease is severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).The present study was undertaken to study the awareness of farm women towards COVID-19 and also to suggest technological strategies to combat COVID-19 based on review. For study purpose, Jhansi block of Jhansi district (Uttar Pradesh) has been purposively selected. Two villages namely; Simarddha
more » ... d Lakara of the Jhansi block have been selected through lottery method of sampling. Sample size of 100 farm women was selected. Data was collected through a structured interview schedule. The findings revealed the overall awareness index of farm women towards COVID-19 was 42.53i.e. to the extent of 42.53%. It was concluded that more than half (53%) of the farm women had overall low awareness level. Out of nine items of constraints faced by the farm women towards COVID-19, respondents had assigned first rank to lack of vegetable and crop selling and lack of regular income with mean 0.94.Awareness programme related to COVID -19 should be organized at village level with the help of local government officials. Various extension methods could be useful for spreading awareness such as nukkadnatak, puppet show, flash cards, flip charts, documentary on COVID-19 situation in India. The COVID-19 pandemic gave a lesson to us for the future alertness related to disaster management whether it is pandemic or epidemic, be prepared in advance against the pandemic at an individual and collective level.
doi:10.24247/ijasraug202020 fatcat:fetppvgf55advf64jsdxqcwx2y