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Marathandam Attempt

This project was started by Mr. Spencer Hatch, an American Agricultural Expert in Travancore State under the auspices of Y.M.C.A. in 1921.

Objectives:

1. To bring about completed upward development towards a more abundant life for rural people spiritually, mentally, physically, socially and economically.

Activities:

1. Self help with intimate expert counsel working principles of the centre.

2. Agriculture.

3. Cottage Industries.

4. Community projects.

5. Bee Keeping.

7. Poultry Keeping etc.

Strong Points:

1. Special training of staff, their enthusiasm and sincerity was developed.

2. A comprehensive plan.

3. Started with the existing conditions.

4. Low cost.

Short Comings:

1. Lack of adequate funds.

2. Lack of Government banking.

3. Lack of continuous contacts with the villagers.

4. Religious standing of the institution.

Current Category » Introduction to Extention Education