Awareness on Newly Initiated Government Schemes and Utilization Among Village People

Amin, Manjula and Barboza, Lenard Lynish and Fernandes, Lorita Carol and Kyizom, Dawa and D’mello, Josvita Vinisha and Rajarathnam, Rishitha and D’Souza, Janet Prameela and Susan, Celastin (2018) Awareness on Newly Initiated Government Schemes and Utilization Among Village People. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 17 (3). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0972-5997

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the awareness on newly initiated government schemes, to find the utilization of those, to find the association between awareness on newly initiated government schemes and selected variables, and also the association between utilization of newly initiated government schemes and selected variables. Method: A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study and 300 people residing in the villages of Udupi Taluk were selected by convenience sampling technique. The data were collected by administering semi-structured and structured knowledge questionnaire on newly initiated government schemes and about its utilization. Results and Conclusion: The study results revealed that about 66.7% participants had average knowledge, 27% had good knowledge and 6.3% had poor knowledge. Only 27% of the participants were utilizing these services. There was significant association between awareness on newly initiated government schemes and selected variables such as monthly family income, educational qualification and occupation and there was significant association between utilization and the selected variables such as occupation. The study concluded that even though people are aware about newly initiated government schemes, they may not utilize the services. So, there is a need to motivate the people to utilize these government services by creating awareness among people.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Awareness; Government schemes; Utilization
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2018 11:10
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2018 11:10
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152309

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