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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:4, April, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 2520-2524

Rural Women’s Comprehension of Multimedia CD on Compost Pit
Yeshwant Menareia*, SnehlataMaheshwari and Dhriti Solanki
Department of Home Science Extension and Communication Management, College of Community and Applied Science, Maharana Pratap University Of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding author

Communication is essential for all human relations. Mass media thought to have powerful, uniform and direct influence on individual. Multimedia application can present information in variety of forms (text, graphics, animation, audio, video) involving the use of more of our senses. It better explain a subject matter to the learner because it enhances the comprehension capability of the learner. The present study was planned to develop multimedia CD on Compost Pit and field-test for perception and comprehension by rural women. The study was conducted in two phases. In first phase multimedia CD was developed and evaluated by ten experts on various criteria’s i.e. overall purpose served, content covered, interest orientation, visuals used and audio recording. The visuals were further evaluated on the various sub aspects organization and layout, color, visual clarity, attention catching, self-explanatory, continuity in messages, tuning with commentary and overall comprehension. The audio recording was evaluated on the aspects as language, commentary, content clarity, voice, continuity of messages, pace and speed of narration, length and time of narration, overall length of programme, music and overall comprehension. All criteria’s according to expert’s suggestions, voice was modified. In phase second, the multimedia CD was field tested with thirty-five rural women of Panerion ki Madri of Udaipur district. Only post test experimental research design was used for collecting data through interview technique. The major findings of the present study were- 2. Perception and comprehension of developed multimedia CD on Environmental Sanitation was found to be very good as all the message of the six components except two messages were understood by 80 per cent respondents. The messages were:-Compost Pit - Use of compost improves soil fertility, Compost increases crop production, Provide all the required micro-nutrient needed by soil, Prevents environmental pollution, Reduce the requirement of chemical fertilizer, Makes ploughing easier, Increase water absorption capacity of the soil, Requirement of raw materials for preparing compost, Constructing compost pit in shade, Process of filling raw material in compost pit, Checking of readiness of compost. Only two messages i.e. taking wastewater to soak pit and using sanitary latrines were perceived and comprehended by 71.42 per cent respondents. 3. Overall comprehension of developed multimedia CD was found to be very good as more than 88.40percent respondents could comprehend all the eleven messages of Compost Pit.

Keywords: Rural women, Multimedia CD, Compost pit

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Yeshwant Menareia, SnehlataMaheshwari and Dhriti Solanki. 2019. Rural Women’s Comprehension of Multimedia CD on “Compost Pit”.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 2520-2524. doi:
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