Socio Economic Development                           Page:67  
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At present, the villagers of Mohmora have been enjoying the facilities of ten-bedded hospital which is situated at Jonai. Similar facilities are enjoyed by the villagers of Duhutimukh from Dhemaji Civil Hospital and the villagers of Barpamua from Jengraimukh State Dispensary. In Barpamua village, there is an M.B.B.S. Doctor and three nurses in service from whom the villagers get advice from time to time.
                Due to the medical facilities and the gradual increase of faith in medical treatment, the role of the magician-cum-medicineman or the Miboo has been declining among the villages. Now-a-days, drinking water facilities like tube wells, ponds etc., are found in all the villages. Having all the essential facilities for maintaining health, death rate due to various diseases has been decreasing among the villagers.
                The villagers are still in favour of extended family system. They favour the family with 20 to 25 members. Moreover, the villagers are of the opinion that for the increase of population of the Mishing community, high fertility of the women is essential. Therefore, most of them are not in favour of family planning. Two main causes for the dislike of family planning are : their weakness in large extended family system and the requirement of manpower in agricultural activities. Therefore, even though they like medical treatment their attitude towards family planning has been found to be invariably negative. Table 7.6 indicates the same. As shown in the table, out of 159 respondents, 50 (31.45%) from Mohmora, 30 (18.87%) from Duhutimukh and 79 (49.68%) from Barpamua like scientific medical treatment but they do not know much about family planning facilities, 40 (37.74%) respondents are from Mohmora, 5 (4.72%) are from Duhutimukh and 49 (46.23%) are from Barpamua respectively like medical facilities. Contrary to it, 4(3.77%) respondents from Mohmora, 2(1.89%) from Duhutimukh and 6(5.65%) from Barpamua village are on medical treatment and also neutral in family planning schemes as they do not get facilities. Out of 70 respondents, 12 (17.14%) from Mohmora, 8(11.43%) from Duhutimukh and 50(71.43%) from Barpamua like medical treatment but they do not like family planning. The table indicates that most of the respondents of the three villages under study are in favour of modern medical treatment but family planning is not popular among them. As mentioned earlier, the main reason behind the unpopularity of birth control is the requirement of manpower in their agricultural activities. In spite of so many changes, cultural drawback and illiteracy have also been playing a major role in the unpopularity of family planning scheme among the villagers.

Education
              The education of the villagers of this study is satisfactory. Satisfactory in the sense that though the respondents are mostly illiterates, their children are qualified or at least literate. It is mainly due to the L.P. schools and high schools situated within or nearby the villages. In Mohmora village, there is one primary school with two Mishing teachers. About 88 students of the village are attending the primary school, 26 and more are in the high school. As informed by the villagers, now they have 4 graduates in their village. In Duhutimukh also, there is one L.P. school which was established as early as 1959. There are 60 students at L.P. school, 30 at high school and 4 at college. One post-graduate

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