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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : (647) Last page : (651)
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Usefulness of Radio and Television Programmes by Garo Farm Women in West Garo Hills of Meghalaya

Silkame N. Sangma1 and Puspita Das2*
Department of Extension Education and Communication Management,
College of Community Science, Central Agricultural University, Tura, Meghalaya, 794005
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 3.11.2020 | Revised: 16.12.2020 | Accepted: 22.12.2020 


A study was conducted to find out the perceived usefulness of radio and television programmes by farm women in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya state of India. Total of 100 numbers of respondents were randomly selected from two blocks consisting four villages for the study. The data were collected by using interview schedule through interview method. Mean, percentage, frequency distribution, Chi-Square test and Spearman’s rank correlation were used for analysis of data. All the statistical analysis has been done by using statistical software like SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) version 16.0 and MS-Excel Spreadsheet. The results showed that respondents perceived usefulness from radio programmes were ‘News in Garo’ which ranked 1st, followed by ‘Mother’s milk is best for baby’ ranked 2nd, ‘Disaster management on earthquake’ ranked 3rd and respondents perceived usefulness from television programmes were ‘Health and family welfare’ which ranked 1st, followed by ‘Self help group’ ranked 2nd, ‘Health and nutrition’ ranked 3rd. The study also observed that relationship between the socio-economic status with their utilization of radio and television programmes had non-significant relationship. Thus, the information gathered from radio and television helps the farm women in their day to day lives.

Keywords: Radio, Television, Usefulness, Regional.

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Cite this article: Sangma, S. N., & Das, P. (2020). Usefulness of Radio and Television Programmes by Garo Farm Women in West Garo Hills of Meghalaya, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(6), 647-651. doi: