This report is a part of the two day village study program. Each student was required to perform a village study; I collected information in B. Holicutti Kalgatgi Taluk and Dharwad District.
Mallamma , Prithi, and Thippesh , we left at 7 o’clock am and reached the village at 11 o’ clock am.
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUD
To understand the village people’s agricultural practices, daily living circumstances, and socioeconomic situation.
Due to time limitations, we only spent two days in that village.
We only studied the circumstances of the B. Hulicatti people.
METHODOLOGY OF DATA COLLECTION
I. Interview method
In order to collect information about the village, we interviewed villagers and asked them various questions about their lives.
II. Observation method
In this study, we observed the farmers’ vocational practices and other activities.
III. Method of PRA tools
In the village, we collected information by using Venn diagrams, matrices, timeline diagrams, and layouts.
Through the Venn diagram, we collected information about organizations which are working well in that community.
Through matrices, we collected information about the farmers’ resources such as tractors and bandis.
Through the timeline diagram, we collected information about the health of the villagers. They have many health problems.
B. Hulikatte is a small and wonderful village which includes around 820 people, and consists of 120 households. It is located 30 km away from Hubli, and 16 km away from Kalagatagi Taluk.
This village has an interesting story. It got its name for the following reason: 200 years ago, there was a thief named Babunayaka. He made people afraid of him, and he stole and snatched things from people. He was a big torture to the people and to the police. One day, people decided to kill him. That’s why the government gave the people 200 acres of land and named the village “Bullanayakana Hulikatte.”
- Lingayaths understood
- Population : 820( male 443 and female 337)
- No. of families : Around 120
- Number of Children : 92 (0-5 years) and
- Handicapped people : 04( 02 male and 02 female)
- Literacy : 35% among people up to 58 years.
- Temples : 03
- Government higher primary school : 01( 1-8th standard)
- Government Nursery: 01
- SHG’s : 22 (BAIF-03, SDM-12,Sthri shakti SHG-03, Chatrapathi youths SHG-01 and others-03)
- Night school :01
- Gram Panchayath : G.Hulikatte (4km)
- Medical Shop : No
- Big Water Tank : 01
- Common public toilet : No
- Primary health center : No
- Veterinary hospital : No
- All farmers are interested in agriculture work
- Villagers are more cooperative
- They having unity
- They are not giving more preference to Education because they do not have bus facility to go school after 8th studied.
- Educated people also after finished their education they coming back to agriculture
- They not having toilet facility in that village
- They do not have Bus facility
- They do not have Hospital and Panchaythi
I improved my communication skills.
It is not easy to communicate with village people, because they speak differently. We need to pay more attention in order to successfully communicate with them.
I gained valuable village experience.
For this study, we only visited one village in Dharwad District, but it was still helpful to me. During this period, I learned about the language, lifestyle, and cooperative attitude of the rural population.
I gained report-writing skills
All of our work is conveyed in our final report. Certain methodology has to be followed. I learnt that when we prepare reports, we also gain more computer knowledge.
The village study gave me an unexpected learning experience, and many pleasant surprises. I learnt so much during my fieldwork. Now, I know how people live in villages. They face challenging situations every day, such as walking without shoes and spending long hours in the sun, both of which would be very difficult for most people.