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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(1): 2135-2143
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.243


Situational Analysis of Farmers on Knowledge and Use of ICT in Agriculture and Allied Sectors
G. Puri1*, C. M. Bellurkar2 and S. G. More3
All India Coordinated Research Project–Home Science, Dept. of Home Science Extension & Communication Management, College of Home Science, VNMKV, Parbhani (MS), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Present investigation was carried out in Parbhani district of Maharashtra. The study was conducted in 5 villages viz., Asola, Karegaon, Pandhari, Nandgaon (Bk.) and Nandgaon (Kh.) of Parbhani block. From these villages twenty farmers each village, totally 100 farmers were interviewed. The data were collected personally by using the structured interview schedule. Findings of the study revealed that television was available to majority (93.00) per cent of the farmers from which 68.00 per cent had complete access to it. Mobile phones were available to a huge majority (98.00 per cent) of the farmers and 51.00 per cent had partial access to it. Cent per cent of the farmers were aware about calling mobile without internet while 46.93 per cent of them were using it. A huge majority (93.87 per cent) of the farmers were aware about SMSs and less than one third (30.61 per cent) could use it. More than half of the farmers were using memory stick (59.18 per cent), Whats app (56.12 per cent), Facebook (52.04 per cent). It was noted that 83.67 per cent of the farmers were aware of accessing different internet sites while 51.02 were using it. Frequency of use television by 59.00 per cent of the farmers was sometimes whereas mobile was used regularly by a huge majority (95.00 per cent) of them. Use of internet by 37.00 per cent of the farmers was regular. More than three fourth (82.00 per cent) of the farmers had favourable attitude whereas 11.00 per cent had highly favourable attitude towards use of ICT.


Keywords: Farmers, Access, Availability, Awareness, Use, Attitude
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Puri, S. G., C. M. Bellurkar and More, S. G. 2020. Situational Analysis of Farmers on Knowledge and Use of ICT in Agriculture and Allied Sectors.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(1): 2135-2143. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.243