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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 2335-2342
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.274


Profile Characteristics and Analysis of the Constraints Faced by the Dairy Farmers of Urban and Peri-Urban Areas of Indian National Capital Region vis-a-vis Using Mobile Android Application “Eco-Dairy”
Shrija Sinha1*, Gopal Sankhala1 and Sudhanand Prasad Lal2
1Dairy Extension Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, India
2Division of Agricultural Extension, ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute,
New Delhi, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Of the recent advancements in ICT and its application in agriculture and allied sector; mobile apps have the potential to convert world into a digital ecosystem. Reckoning with this fact a new mobile application called “Eco-Dairy” was developed to disseminate information on Environment Friendly Dairy Farming Practices (EFDFPs). This paper uncovers the constraints faced by the respondents in using the developed android application as well as throws a light on the profile variables of the respondents. Statistics like cumulative square root frequency and garret ranking method was used for analysing the data. Basically respondents were falling under middle age group (56.67 %), mostly male (88.67 %), functionally literate (35.33 %), were in low income group (62.00%), had marginal land holding (67.33%) and 82 per cent of them possessed smart phones. Of the constraints perceived by the respondents ‘Difficulty in reading the screen text’, ‘Lack of skill in operating the smart phone’ and ‘Non availability of time’ were the main constraints while using the application and were ranked I, II and III respectively.


Keywords: Constraints, Profile characteristics, Cumulative square root frequency, Garret ranking
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Shrija Sinha, Gopal Sankhala and Sudhanand Prasad Lal. 2018. Profile Characteristics and Analysis of the Constraints Faced by the Dairy Farmers of Urban and Peri-Urban Areas of Indian National Capital Region vis-a-vis Using Mobile Android Application “Eco-Dairy”.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 2335-2342. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.274