National Journal of Community Medicine

Original Article

Year: 2016 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 12 | Page No: 918-921

Awareness about Newly Launched Social Security Schemes among Rural Population in India

Author: Kshama B Vidhate, Ritesh Kundap



"Introduction: Utilization of social security schemes by the rural population has never been assessed in India. Awareness of these schemes play a crucial role in their utilization. This study was conducted to assess the awareness about newly launched social security schemes among rural population and give recommendations based on study findings. Methods: A sample of 150 individuals in the field practice area of a medical college were subjected to a questionnaire regarding awareness of recently launched 4 social security schemes - Sukanya Samridhi Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana. Results: In the study, 76% were aware of any one of the recently launched social security schemes, of which 44% regis-tered for any one of these schemes. Conclusion: The awareness of the rural people regarding the newly launched social security schemes was high and is affected by the age, gender, literacy status and socioeconomic class of the people."

Keywords: Social security; rural population; awareness; utilization.