CRISIS, CONTRADICTIONS AND STATUS OF SCHEDULED CASTE WOMEN: FIELD BASED STUDY By Narendra Pal Singh[1]

Abstract

This paper tries to evaluate development policies and programme impact on scheduled caste women. Blocks had been selected on the basis of the following criteria to ascertain the impact of development programmes of the target groups. There are total fifteen number of blocks in Agra district out of fifteen blocks 0.6 percent blocks (i: e four blocks) will be selected on the basis of following criteria purposively. (1)Two blocks has been selected on the basis of their distance from district headquarter, Baroli Aheer block is the nearest whereas Jaitpur Kalan block is located is a far of distance from District headquarter. (2) Other two blocks has been selected on the basis of the literacy rate. The block which has higher literacy rate namely Ethmadpur and the other blocks namely Fathehabad block which has lowest literacy will be selected purposively. According to social scientists, crises have four defining characteristics that are “specific, unexpected, and non-routine events or series of events that create and perpetuate high levels of uncertainty and threat or perceived threat to an organization’s high priority goals.  The present study tried to analyses the current status of various government policies and its planned implementation on the scheduled caste women in the district of Agra Uttar Pradesh.

Keywords: Development policy, Scheduled caste women.

[1] Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Sociology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, (A Central University), Lucknow U.P. India

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