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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): 128-135

Revealing the Constraints Faced by the “Uzhavan app” Users in Tamil Nadu to Operate Uzhavan Application (Farmers and Extension Officers) and Suggestions to Overcome the Constraints
S. Aravindh Kumar1*, C. Karthikeyan2, R. Rajasekaranand R. Pangayar Selvi1
1Department of Social Sciences, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Agricultural Extension & Rural Development, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Fourth Industrialization phase is flooded by technologies. Information Communication and Technologies (ICTs) has rooted up in every field. Agriculture, considered to be the mainstay of our country has started to deploy ICT’s in every aspects. The quality of information and timeliness of information and reliability of information were the three important aspects that have to be considered seriously to meet their requirements and prospects in the coming years. Thus with the intention of providing timely, reliable and quality information and agricultural services Tamil Nadu Government launched bi-lingual (Tamil and English) Uzhavan mobile application, in a bid to use technology for benefit of farmers. An ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study and data was collected from a sample of 90 uzhavan app users (farmers) and 30 uzhavan app users (extension officers) of Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India during January 2020.Lack of training in operating uzhavan application as the major constraint perceived by the users (farmers and Extension officers) in handling the uzhavan app and majority of the users had suggested to conduct training on operating various subjects/sections present in the uzhavan app.Farmers and extension officers together should contribute to the utility of this user friendly uzhavan app, the positive attributes of this Uzhavan app technology could be strengthened so as to it will be used by more number of farmers effectively.

Keywords: Uzhavan app, Farmers, Extension Officers, ICT and Smartphone

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Aravindh Kumar, S., C. Karthikeyan, R. Rajasekaran and Pangayar Selvi, R. 2020. Revealing the Constraints Faced by the “Uzhavan app” Users in Tamil Nadu to Operate Uzhavan Application (Farmers and Extension Officers) and Suggestions to Overcome the Constraints.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 128-135. doi:
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