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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2737-2745
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.317


Accessibility Pattern of Information and Communication Technologies among Field Functionaries of Haryana
Noor Agha, B.S. Ghanghas* and P.K. Chahal
Department of Extension Education, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Information and Communication Technology has become an effective tool for transforming agriculture from traditional resource based method of production to a new science based method and commercialized agriculture in digitalized global village. The findings indicated that 44.4 percent of extension personnel had ICT facilities in their department among which computer and printer facilities were possessed by half of the respondents while facility of internet and digital camera were possessed by 30.0 percent of respondents. LCD projector facility essential for trainings and play of videos was possessed by about 20.00 percent of respondents which is pivotal for transfer of technologies in easy and understandable way resource poor farmers. Accessibility pattern highlighted that computer was most accessed with mean score of 1.67 followed by digital camera 1.52 mean score and printer with mean score 1.47 while, LCD projector and GPRS device were least accessed with mean score of 0.34 and 0.57 respectively for extension activities by field functionaries. Further exploration of actual use of computer indicated browsing the internet for search of agricultural information followed by documentation, social media for dissemination of information, e-mail, MS Power Point and, use of expert system for technical advisory. Majority of the extension personnel perceived ICTs very useful in time saving, more outreach, cost saving, access to more information sources, more effective with better communication and portability. Sincere efforts should be made by government to provide computers/laptop with internet facility along with specialized training on ICTs to all field functionaries to enhance their efficiencies to achieve desirable outcomes and long term impact of farming situation and resource base extension activities on farming community.


Keywords: Field Functionaries, Information and Communication Technologies, Accessibility, Perception
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Noor Agha, B.S. Ghanghas and Chahal, P.K. 2018. Accessibility Pattern of Information and Communication Technologies among Field Functionaries of Haryana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2737-2745. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.317