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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 2298-2302
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.267


ICT utilization of Extension Personnel in Saurashtra Region of Gujarat
Rose Mathews* and N. B. Jadav
Department of Agriculture Extension, COA, JAU, Junagadh, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

ICTs can be utilized in agriculture for providing relevant and timely farm information to the farmers. Agricultural extension personnel have to be expert in using various ICTs. The present study was conducted among 120 extension personnel in Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Six districts were selected randomly and from each districts respondents were selected proportionately. Fifteen different ICT tools were selected for the study. It was found that more than half (65.00) of the extension personnel had medium extend of ICT utilization followed by 20.00 per cent high and 15.00 per cent low level of utilization. Use of computer was topped in the above 15hrs/ week duration. Duration of e-mail usage was stood first in 10-15 hrs category. Telephone usage (50.00 per cent) topped in 5-10 hrs/week category. Duration of utilization of e-journals (95.83 per cent) was found highest in 1-5 hrs/ week category. Majority (97.50 per cent) of the extension personnel use e-newspaper and e-agricultural magazines for knowledge or recent information. 72.50 per cent use mobile phone for advisory services, 14.17 per cent use kiosk for training and teaching, 79.17 per cent use e-mail for sending reports,94.17 per cent use mobile phone for organizational communication.


Keywords: Extension personnel, ICT utilization
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Rose Mathews and Jadav, N. B. 2020. ICT utilization of Extension Personnel in Saurashtra Region of Gujarat.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 2298-2302. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.267