Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Issue 1 (2020)
Quality of life of MNREGA beneficiaries of northern Karnataka
Geeta P Channal, Shobha Nagnur, Supriya P Patil and Rekha Rayangoudar
Increasing population and declining trend in the average size of land holding in India poses a serious problem to the Indian farmers for maintaining a decent quality of life. Quality of life has been defined as the standard of health, comfort and happiness experienced by an individual or group. Quality of life can be maintained when the family possesses the financial ability to purchase the basic necessities. To improve the living condition and quality of life of the rural India, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India was conceptualized Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in 2005. Hence this study was carried out to study the quality of life of MNREGA beneficiaries. The study was carried out during 2018-19 in seven districts of Northern Karnataka namely Dharwad, Uttar Kannada, Bagalkot, Vijayapura, Haveri, Belagavi and Gadag to know the change in life style and food habits of M-NAREGA beneficiaries. From each districts 20 beneficiaries were selected making the sample size of 140. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the respondents. A scale developed by Patil (2018) was used to collect the data on quality of life of the MNREGA beneficiaries. Suitable statistical tools like mean, standard deviation and indices were used for analysis of the data. It was clear from the study that the overall quality of life of MNREGA beneficiaries was 52.70 per cent. It was also observed that, 57.14 per cent of the beneficiary’s families belongs to high category of quality of life followed by medium (25.71%) and low (17.14%) category.
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Geeta P Channal, Shobha Nagnur, Supriya P Patil and Rekha Rayangoudar. Quality of life of MNREGA beneficiaries of northern Karnataka. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(1):423-427.