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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 1526-1537
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.181


An Analysis of Utility and Effectiveness of Extension Methods Employed by the Extension Personnel of Public Extension System in Southern Tamil Nadu
N. Poovarasan1, M. Ramasubramanian2*, M. Senthil Kumar3 and A. Anuratha4
1Departmentof Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, India
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Needamangalam, Thiruvarur District
3Directorate of Extension Education, TNAU, Coimbatore, India
3Soil Science, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Needamangalam, Thiruvarur District, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted among 75 Extension Officials of State Department of Agriculture in Theni District of Tamil Nadu to analyse the utility and Effectiveness of Extension Methods. The study revealed that among all the extension methods irrespective of the classification, Farm and home visit was frequently utilized by the extension officials (58 per cent).As far as group methods are concerned, meetings (100 per cent) and trainings (96 per cent) were found to be frequently utilized methods followed by tours(68 per cent) and demonstration (68 per cent). Leaflets (96 per cent), Folder (84 per cent) and Booklet were the frequently utilized extension literature which came under mass method. Mobile services were reported to be frequently utilized by majority (84 per cent) of extension officials. Majority of extension officials reported that they utilized sometimes participatory methods of Focus group discussion (76 per cent), Participatory workshop (64 per cent) and brainstorming (52 per cent). Meetings (72 per cent t & 28 per cent), Demonstrations (68 per cent & 24 per cent) and Trainings (56 per cent) and (44 per cent) were the group methods rated to be very effective to effective by extension officials with REI of 372,356 and 348 respectively. Variables namely Skill in choosing appropriate extension methods (X5) and experience in employing extension methods (X7) were found to be positive and significantly contributing towards the Relative Effectiveness of Extension methods in Public Extension system at five per cent level of probability.


Keywords: Public extension system, Extension methods, Utility, effectiveness
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Poovarasan, N., M. Ramasubramanian, M. Senthil Kumar and Anuratha, A. 2020. An Analysis of Utility and Effectiveness of Extension Methods Employed by the Extension Personnel of Public Extension System in Southern Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 1526-1537. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.181