Study on the Impact of the Nationwide Rural Road Connectivity Programme in India (PMGSY) on the Socio-Economic Status of the Rural People under Wozhuro Rural Development Block, Wokha District, Nagaland, India
Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, Volume 41, Issue 7,
Rural road connectivity plays a significant role in the socio-economic growth and development of rural people by providing them access to basic amenities for a better livelihood. A study was conducted under the Wozhuro R.D. Block in Wokha district to find out the socio-economic impact of PMGSY road connectivity on rural livelihoods. A purposive random sampling design was used for the selection of respondents. A total of 100 respondents from three villages comprised the sample for the study. A structured interview schedule was developed, and data was collected through the personal interview technique. Statistical tools such as frequency, percentage, and the correlation coefficient were used for analysing the data obtained. The findings showed that rural roads had a great impact on both farm and non-farm sectors. The dependent variable, income generation, was found to have a positive and significant relationship with the independent variables, family size (r=0.20**) and land holding (r=0.27**). Also, farm benefits were found to have a positive and significant relationship with land holding (r=0.39**) and annual income (r=0.66**), and non-farm benefits (health r=0.44** and education r=0.70**) with annual income, respectively.
- All-weather roads
- rural connectivity
- rural roads
- socio-economic impact
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