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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 237-240
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.028


Constraints in Using Kisan Mobile Advisory Service as Perceived by Farmers in Banaskantha District of Gujarat, India
K.V. Patil1*, V.T. Patel2 and R.R. Prajapati2
1Department of Agricultural Extension, PJTSAU, Hyderabad, Telangana -500030, India
2Department of Extension Education, SDAU, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat -385506, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Information Communication Technology (ICT) is today becoming as important as food. Even in rural India, ICTs are having a profound impact in changing the rationale of development activities and strategies. Inspite of these farmers abstain from using it due to various constraints. In this view, a study was conducted to analyze constraints faced by farmers in using KMAS in Banaskantha district of Gujarat state, India. A total of 123 respondents constituted sample size were selected through multistage sampling technique. The data collection was done with the help of structured schedule by personal interview of the respondents. Results of the study revealed that majority (70.73 per cent) of farmers reported that understanding of the message become difficult, if any doubt arises followed by difficult to understand technical words in the message (63.41 per cent) and skill oriented messages could not be understood through text message (57.72 per cent). The study recommends the need for considering constraints faced by farmers as they influence the accessibility and utilization pattern of KMAS.


Keywords: Farmer-subscribers, Agricultural information, KMAS.
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Patil, K.V., V.T. Patel and Prajapati, R.R. 2017. Constraints in Using Kisan Mobile Advisory Service as Perceived by Farmers in Banaskantha District of Gujarat, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 237-240. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.028