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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2685-2691

Development of Extension Service Utilisation Index
B. Neethi* and A. Sailaja
Department of agricultural extension, college of agriculture, Acharya N.G Ranga Agriculture University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding author

Ex- post facto research design was followed for carrying out the study in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Sample comprise of 120farmers randomly from four randomly selected mandals of Mahabunagar district which was a purposive selection. Two parameters namely extent of utilisation and extent of adoption were considered for the construction of utilisation index. To study the relevance of different aspects of each of DAATTC services judges were contacted. The aspects under each of the services whose values were more than one were finally selected. To measure the adoption, recommended practices in cotton crop were selected to prepare the schedule in consultation with scientists of DAATTC, teaching staff of college of agriculture, Rajendranagar and officials of state department of agriculture and other staff. The respondents were asked to respond to each sun item of adoption of these practices with respect to their extent of adoption of respondents. Majority of respondents had medium utilisation of services of DAATTC. As there was less utilisation of services through assessment and refinement of technologies and services through information centre and supply of information material, the scientists need to assess and refine the technologies immediately and give feed back to farmers, so that the farmers get satisfied. To develop the information centre and supply the information material, sufficient budget has to sanction so that technologies get widely publicized these will ultimately result in effective service utilisation. Finally, it can be concluded that the utilisation of DAATTC services helps the farmers in increasing the level of knowledge, skill and adoption of technology.

Keywords: Development, Extension service, Utilisation index
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Neethi, B. and Sailaja, A. 2018. Development of Extension Service Utilisation Index.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2685-2691. doi: