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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 9-13

Constraints Faced by Extension Personnel and Suggestions for Effective Use of ICT
Rose Mathews1* and N. B. Jadav2
Department of Agriculture Extension, CoA, JAU, Junagadh, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author

The extension personnel are the key role players in providing farm information in interesting and understandable form to farmers. The efficiency with which these information reach farmers determine the level of agricultural productivity. ICT can help extension personnel for effective and timely transmission of technology to farmers. But there are some constraints which prevent the effective use of ICT by extension personnel. Keeping these points in view an attempt has been made to study the profile of extension personnel, constraints faced by them while using ICT and suggestions to overcome the constraints. The study revealed that majority (53.33 per cent) of the extension personnel were middle aged, more than three-fourth (80.00 per cent) were males, exactly three-fourth (75.00 per cent) belonged to rural area, majority (62.50 per cent) had medium achievement motivation, majority (65.84 per cent) had medium level of innovation proneness, majority (60.84 per cent) had medium job commitment, 53.34 per cent had medium level of mass media liveliness, majority (61.67 per cent) had not undergone any training on ICT and 63.33 per cent had medium level of infrastructure facilities. The major constraint experienced by the extension personnel was lack of training on ICT (80.83 per cent). High cost and lack of fund for equipments ranked second followed by lack of farmers interest in ICT based transfer of technology. The most important suggestions given were adequate and timely training on ICT (85.83 per cent). Regular maintenance of already installed equipments (71.67 per cent) and awareness about uses and effectiveness of ICT among various stakeholders (71.67) ranked second and third respectively.

Keywords: Constraints, Suggestions, Extension personnel, ICT

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Rose Mathews and Jadav, N. B. 2020. Constraints Faced by Extension Personnel and Suggestions for Effective Use of ICT.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 9-13. doi:
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