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Mobilization of Youth for the Development of Pakistan

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Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Vol. 3(2), pp. 23-28, February 2011 Available online http:// academicjournals.org/JAERD ISSN 2141-2154 ©2011 Academic Journals

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Role of rural youth in agricultural and rural development: A self perceived case study of Okara District, Punjab, Pakistan
Tahir Munir Butt1*, Muhammad Zakaria Yousuf Hassan2, Shahbaz Talib Sahi3, Muhammad Atiq3, Abdual Jabbar4, Irfan Ahmad5, Muhammad Luqman6 and Wasif Shafique1
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Toba Tek Singh Campus-Pakistan. 2 Agricultural Officer, Gujrat, Muzafarghar, Punjab-Pakistan. 3 Department of Plant Pathology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan. 4 Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan. 5 Department of Forestry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan. 6 Department of Agri. Extension, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha-Pakistan.
Accepted 20 October, 2009

Rural youth in Pakistan play very important role in the political, economic and social development of the country. Many Rural Youth Organizations such as Chand tara, Boy Scouting, Girl Guide Movement, Farm Guide Movement and Farm Girl Guide were introduced in Pakistan. But in-spite of all these efforts, Pakistan had no formal system for organizing and training a bulk quantity of its Rural Youth. And it is time to create awareness among our rural youth about new technologies for adoption in the field of agriculture and rural development. Keeping in view the about fact present study was designed in 2008 to ascertain self perceived role of Rural Youth in agricultural and Rural development in District Okara, Punjab, Pakistan. The district comprises three tehsils (sub-division) namely Depalpur, Renala Khurd, Okara. From each tehsil, one union council was selected through simple random technique. Two villages were selected randomly from each selected union council and 25 young males whose ages were in the...


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