Rural Information Transfer : Study in the Perspective of the Beneficiaries of Rural Development through Panchayati Raj Institutions in West Bengal

Abstract

Author(s): Mokbul Rahaman, Sabuj Dasgupta

This paper discussed mainly information transfer process of Rural Development (RD) through Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). Well structured questionnaire has been prepared and distributed among the beneficiaries for collecting the relevant data. Eight villages of different Gram Panchayat (GP) under different blocks have been selected for survey purpose. The analysis mainly cover in this article gender wise distribution, age wise distribution, frequency of meeting with local GP members, frequency of visit of different places, use of mass media of beneficiaries of eight villages respectively. Survey identified the problems of information transfer for RD like illiteracy, lack of sufficient awareness programme, information gap and so on. This paper also highlights some recommendations also.

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