Use of ICTs by Tribal Farmers for Obtaining Agricultural Information in Southern Rajasthan

Indian Journal of Extension Education
Year: 2021 (Jul-sep), Volume: (57), Issue. (3)
First page: (16) Last page: (19)
Online ISSN: 2454-552X
Print ISSN: 0537- 1996
doi: 10.48165/IJEE.2021.57304

Use of ICTs by Tribal Farmers for Obtaining Agricultural Information in Southern Rajasthan
Jeewan Ram Jat1*, N.K. Punjabi2 and Rashmi Bhinda3

1Senior Research Fellow, 3Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Animal Production, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, MPUAT, Udaipur-313001, Rajasthan
2Professor, Department of Extension Education, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, MPUAT, Udaipur-313001, Rajasthan
*Corresponding author email id: jbagariya@gmail.com

Received:
15-May-2021

Accepted:
08-Jun-2021

Online Published:
28 June 2021

How to cite the Article

Jat, J. R., Punjabi, N. K., & Bhinda, R. (2021). Use of ICTs by Tribal Farmers for Obtaining Agricultural Information in Southern Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Extension Education, 57(03), 16–19. https://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2021.57304 Cite
Jat, Jeewan Ram, et al. “Use of ICTs by Tribal Farmers for Obtaining Agricultural Information in Southern Rajasthan.” Indian Journal of Extension Education, vol. 57, no. 03, 2021, pp. 16–19, http://doi.org/10.48165/IJEE.2021.57304. Cite
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Jat JR, Punjabi NK, Bhinda R. Use of ICTs by Tribal Farmers for Obtaining Agricultural Information in Southern Rajasthan. IJEE. 2021;57(03):16‑9. DOI: 10.48165/IJEE.2021.57304 Cite
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ABSTRACT

Most of the tribal farmers of Southern Rajasthan are using ICT tools for seeking the agricultural information via mobile phones, television, radio, kisan call centre, information kiosks, internet and expert system. The study was conducted in Southern Rajasthan covering two districts (Banswara and Dungarpur) on the basis of availability of maximum facilities and infrastructures to promote use of ICT. Empirical data were collected personally from 160 farmers through a structured interview schedule. The results showed that majority of the farmers owned mobile phones as well as television and radio. The most frequently used ICT for social communication, contacting middle men for the marketing of produce and contacting experts on real time basis was mobile phone followed by television. The use of radio and kisan call centre was lower as compared to mobile phones and TV due to ICT availability and access levels being lower than other ICTs. Internet, touch screen computer and information kiosk and other application were still being rarely used by young and educated. Majority of the farmers (60.62%) were used the ICTs during the evening hours due to free and leisure time and telecast or broadcast of agricultural programs during
the evening hours.

Keywords

Agricultural information, ICT tools, Infrastructure, Internet, Tribal Farmers