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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 720-723
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.084


Limitations Realized by the Extension Educationists to Popularize Mobile Technology to Transfer Agricultural Information
A.P. Shukla1* and N.B. Chauhan2
1Sardar Patel Agricultural Educational Museum, Anand Agricultural University,Anand- 388110, India
2Department of Extension Education, B.A.C.A., Anand Agricultural University,Anand- 388110, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted on a random sample of 150 extension educationists working at State Agricultural Universities of Gujarat State to know the limitations realized by them to popularize mobile technology to transfer agricultural information. The data were collected by personal contacts. Major limitations realized by the extension educationists to popularize mobile technology to transfer agricultural information were in descending order of ranks were Issue of mobile coverage in isolated rural area, Language barrier to operate/use the mobile services and applications, Difficult to popularize mobile communication amongst low educated and illiterate farmers, Difficult to popularize it amongst the old aged farmers, Difficult to update timely daily and frequently changeable information, Lack of mobile repairing facility in rural area, Difficult to establish low cost affordable mobile service system, Difficult to popularize amongst the farmers with mobile anxiety, Difficult to convey messages in expected form in simple mobile, Lack competence about mobile operating among different aged farmers, Difficult to popularize mobile communication coordinating contents of various developmental departments working for rural and farmers, Difficult to popularize it amongst the farmers with low income, Lack of electricity for charging mobile in rural area, Difficult to change mindset of farmers, Regular updates of information is impractical unless special department to do exclusive work of TOT through mobile is established.


Keywords: Mobile, Transfer of Technology, Limitations
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Shukla, A.P. and Chauhan, N.B. 2017. Limitations Realized by the Extension Educationists to Popularize Mobile Technology to Transfer Agricultural Information C.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 720-723. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.084