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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 396-401

Socio-personal Profile and Problems Faced by Farmers of Banda District of Uttar Pradesh in using ICTs
Saurabh Chandra* and A. K. Singh
Department of Extension Education, IAS, BHU, Varanasi, India
*Corresponding author

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) enabled extension system plays a crucial role in seeking the various information in general and agricultural information in particular. The study was conducted in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh with 120 farmers to analyze their socio-economic and communication profile and the problem faced by them in the utilization of ICTs tools. The Ex-Post-Facto research design and multi-stage random sampling technique were used in the present study. It was revealed from the study that majority of the farmer belonged to the middle age group (54.16 %) and OBC category (75.83%). Majority of farmers (23.32%) had education up to high school level having medium landholding (45.50%), 54.16 per cent of the farmers belonged to low-level income and 90.84 percent of the farmers were having only farming as an occupation. Majority of the farmers (55.00 %) belonged to medium farming experience, information-seeking behavior (53.33%), mass medium exposure (51.66%), Extension agency contact (51.66%), level Achievement Motivation (50.00 %) and level of innovativeness (45.00%). The problems in using the ICTs tools among the farmers divulges that out of the total respondents, 73.34 per cent of farmers perceived ‘low awareness about ICTs tools’ as the most serious problems among all the problems.

Keywords: Education level, ICT tools, Information seeking behavior, Land holding and Mass medium exposure

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Saurabh Chandra and Singh, A. K. 2021. Socio-personal Profile and Problems Faced by Farmers of Banda District of Uttar Pradesh in using ICTs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 396-401. doi:
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