ROLE OF EDUCATION IN DETERMINING THE AWARENESS LEVEL ABOUT WELFARE SCHEMES AMONG BACKWARD CLASSES: A STUDY OF RURAL HARYANA By Dr. Prem Kumar[1], Dr. Sunil Kumar[2] and Suresh Kumar[3]

Abstract

The present study was carried out to know the awareness level regarding welfare schemes among Backward Classes in rural Haryana. On the basis of literacy rate six villages namely, Ramgarh, Kardhan, Bharawas were selected from the high literacy rate category and Talwara Khurd, Bhuna, Ahrawan from the low literacy rate. Stratified Random sampling was used in the present study and 305 respondents were selected from universe. It was concluded that those respondents who acquired Sr. Sec. and above educational standard of education were more aware about reservation policy, scholarships, Fee exemption in jobs & education, Age-relaxation in jobs, provisions of imparting free coaching for competitive examinations, loan schemes and subsidy on it and knowledge about Backward Classes & Economically Weaker Section Kalyan Nigam etc. than their counterparts.

 Key words: Education, Welfare Schemes, Backward Classes, Awareness, BCKWN.

[1]   Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, K.U.K.

[2]   Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology, K.U.K.

[3]   Research Scholar, Dept. of Sociology, K.U.K.

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