2. Medihalli Village: The second rural area was a village
Medihalli which is 30 kms from NIMHANS and 3 kIns from the
first village. This village has 62 houses and a population
of 407. It has an Anganwadi Centre, a Government Primary School,
a Milk Producers' Co-operative Society and a temple. The main
occupation is agriculture.
3. Billapura Village: The
third rural area was Billapura village which is 28.5 kms from
NIMHANS and 2 kms. from the second village. The village has
a population of 639 (Males 347 and Females 292). It has an
Anganwadi Centre, a Government Primary School, a temple and
Milk Producers' Co-operative Society. Harijans are given sites
away from the village. The main occupation of the villagers
Description of Slum Area
Kaverinagar slum was selected as the city slum area in the
present phase. This slum is 10 kms from NIMHANS. The slum
has a population of 3,345. The slum comes under Bangalore
City Corporation limits. There are three Anganwadi Centres.
Each Anganwadi worker is incharge of a population of 1000.
The National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development
has adopted one of the Anganwadi Centres as a model centre.
The Medical Officer associated to the Corporation Hospital
visits the centres once in a month for a medical check up.
The ANM's associated with the hospital visit once a month
for immunization. This slum has a temple and a mosque. The
occupation of the residents of the slum is mostly casual labour.
The area is totally covered by ICDS programme.
(b) Lucknow Centre
I. (a) Description of the two study
areas; Khadara (Experimental and city slum areas)
Khadara slum is situated about 3 kms. away from the Department
of Psychiatry on Lucknow-Sitapur highway. It is a large and
thickly wpulated area and is 100% saturated by the ICDS programme.
About 60% families: belong to Muslim religion. Most of the
families have no perrmanent source of income. The literacy
rate is very low. The residents of this area are permanent
and are reported to have lived there for about 8tQ 10 years.
Here we hoped to attain the target sample.