In order to have a better idea about the people, their culture and environment they live in, the students of FMS, MRIU with the faculty members visited the village and gathered detailed information about the village through a Field Survey. It was the first activity which was undertaken under Mohna. The students collected data from the villagers by doing a door to door survey.
- Total Population of Village Mohna: 18474
- Male Population: 9976 (54%)
- Female Population: 8498 (46%)
Out of the total families of village Mohna, 90% were found to be Hindu Families while there were few Muslims (7%) and Christian (3%) as well.
The literacy levels in Mohna were quite low, the percentage according to the data collected was:
Literate Population: 56.01%
- Post Graduates: 2.68%
- Graduates: 10.54%
- Till 10th: 20.88%
- Till 12th: 19.28%
Illiterate Population: 43.99%
There was a strong disparity between boys and girls rate of enrolment in schools in the village. It was found that boys have a higher tendency to be enrolled in schools than girls. Apart from this, girls are more likely to drop out of schools than boys, due to early marriage or family decisions.
- Enrolment in Private Schools: 69%
- Enrolment in Govt. Schools: 31%
- Agriculture/Agriculture related work: 41%
- Service Sector: 22%
- Construction work: 15.6%
- Unemployed: 7.2%
Apart from this, information was taken with reference to the transport facilities available, household activities, mode of transportation, source of drinking water etc. Faculty of Management Studies, Manav Rachna visited Mohna for the month of December. A survey was done to find out how many houses have name and house no. mentioned at the entrance. The students were divided into half; some went to the village to conduct door to door survey and others stayed in the school and conducted activities with the students. The students who did the survey tried to look at the current statistics of girl children pursuing higher education.
Some of the questions asked by them were:
- How many members are there in the family?
- Personal toilet facilities are available at home or you go out for
It was found that presently the no. of girl’s students pursuing higher education has increased drastically; it is also found that they are now enrolled in professional courses and choose to make their career rather than getting married. The other students tried to deliver awareness among girls about personal hygiene and health related issues. They also played different games with the students.