Constraints Faced in the Usage of Contemporary ICT Tools

M.R Naveenkumar, H Philip


The study was conducted in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu during 2018-19 with the objective of understanding constraints faced by rural youth on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools usage. Experimental research design was used. Exactly 160 rural youth respondents who are involved in farming were selected using purposive sampling method in a random manner. The ICT tools experimented with the rural youth were Video, Multimedia slides, Whatsapp, Web page and Mobile application. These ICT tools and platforms were selected based on the data collected through pilot survey. The constraints were ranked based on its percentage. The major constraints included, difficulty in understanding the functions of ICT tools followed by lack of location-specific information and insufficient ICT infrastructure facilities


ICT tools, youth; constraints; Tamil Nadu

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