Farmers’ Awareness Level about ICT Tools and Services in Karnataka

Manjuprakash Patil, H Philip, N Sriram

Abstract


A study was undertaken to elicit the farmers’ awareness about ICT tools and services in Karnataka. The study was conducted in Koppal district of Karnataka state with 120 respondents. It was found that more than half of the respondents had medium level of awareness on ICT tools and services. Majority of the respondents were aware of mobile advisory services by Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC). Almost twothirds of the respondents were aware of KCC (Kisan Call Centre) service. Slightly less than two-fourths of the respondents were aware of touch screen kiosks. The paper also discusses the awareness level of farmers on many other ICT tools.


Keywords


ICT, Mobile advisory; Social Networking; Awareness; Farmer; Karnataka

Full Text:

PDF

References


Aker, J. C. (2011). Dial “A” for agriculture: a review of information and communication technologies for agricultural extension in developing countries. Agricultural Economics, 42, 631–647.

Cash, D. W. (2001). In Order to Aid in Diffusing Useful and Practical Information: Agricultural Extension and Boundary Organizations. Science Technology Human Values, 26, 431– 453.

Koshy, S.M & Kishore Kumar, N. (2016). Attitude of Farmers towards Kisan Call Centres. Journal of Extension Education, 28(4)

Rao, S. S. (2008). Social Development in Indian Rural Communities: Adoption of Telecentres. International Journal of Information Management, 28, 474– 482.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26725/JEE.2017.2.29.5870-5874

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.