Knowledge and Utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Projects among the Farmers: A Case Study from Karnataka, India

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Knowledge and Utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Projects among the Farmers: A Case Study from Karnataka, India

December 17, 2022 Agricultural Sciences 0

The present study was ventured accompanying a particular objective of determining the knowledge and exercise pattern about ICT projects of the laborers and winning hints from growers to increase influence of ICTs. This study was completed activity to ascertain growers’ information of facts and ideas electronics (ICT) projects in the Belgaum department of Karnataka. Information Communication Technology (ICT) plays meaningful role in land growth by making facts feasible at a economical rate, providing approach to worldwide best practices and embellishing productivity. Among the various ICT projects immediately active, four were preferred for the study: Kisan call centre (KCC), e-Choupal, Krishi Marata Vahini, and Raith Mitra Kendra’s netting doorway. A sample grabbed at random of 140 accused was chosen and independently examined utilizing a pre-proven program. It was noticed that the plurality of accused (40.00%) had a strong knowledge of KCC, attended by e-Choupal (39.29%) and Krishi Marata Vahini (37.14%), but a weak understanding of Raith Mitra Kendra (30.71%). It was proved that the plurality of producers accompanying far-reaching knowledge of ICT projects were young (53.33%), understood by middle-old (22.03%), and aging (15.69%). Further, the study likewise disclosed that laborers were utilising Kisan Call Centre for news regarding crop guardianship (47.86%), characteristic inputs (30.71%), weather news (30.71 %), help practices (30.71%) and animals raised on a farm (29.29%). In case of e-Choupal, peasants were utilising it generally for news regarding display prices (46.43%), weather facts (39.29%), education practices (37.14%), crop care (34.29%) and animals raised on a farm (27.14%). Regarding Krishi Marata Vahini, 61.73 per insignificant value of accused were exploiting its facts duty for retail prices. With respect to Raith Mitra Kendra, most of the growers were utilizing allure news for crop protection (32.14%), education practices (27.14%), condition inputs (24.29%), weather news (22.86%) and Irrigation practices (20%)Most of the laborers were bearing depressed information of ICT projects that wanted special consideration to create bureaucracy experienced of functioning of these projects. Farmers concede possibility acquire information to help their knowledge and abilities in consideration of efficiently use ICTs to get current land news.

Author(s) Details:

R. Vishwatej,
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Telangana, India.

J. G. Angadi,
Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.

Saikat Maji,
Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, Institute of Agricultural Science, Banaras Hindu University, India.

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Keywords: ICT projects, information technology, knowledge, farmers


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