Farmers’ Awareness Level about ICT Tools and Services in Karnataka

Manjuprakash Patil, H Philip, N Sriram


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.


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

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