Accessibility and frequency of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) usages by Haryana Farmers

Journal of Extension System
Year: 2020 (June), Volume: (36), Issue. (1)
First page: (11) Last page: (14)
Online ISSN: 2582-273X
Print ISSN: 0970-2989
doi: 10.48165/JES.2020.36103

Accessibility and frequency of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) usages by Haryana Farmers

Rupender Kumar1,  Pardeep Chahal2 and Mukesh Chaudhary3

1&2Assistant Professor, Department of Extension Education, CCSHAU, Hisar
 3 School of Agriculture, Lovely Profession University, Jalandhar

Corresponding author email id: rupenderkamboj@ymail.com

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ABSTRACT

The study was carried out in four district of Haryana state namely Yamunanagar, Karnal, Hisar and Fatehabad, selected randomly. In total 240 respondents from 16 village were selected for analysis of Accessibility and frequency of ICT. Availability of mobile among the farmers was high followed by television, FM/Radio, internet accessed WhatsApp; face book; YouTube; E-mail, camera enabled mobile phone, Computer, , E-book and CD/VCD  were found available and accessed by the farmers. Frequent use of mobile phone by farmers was found followed by TV, FM/Radio, internet, WhatsApp; Mobile phone, face book, YouTube, Computer, E-mail, E-book and CD/VCD. Farmers use of ICTs for the Variety of purpose included marketing, schedule of water supply, supportive facts, plant protection measures, marketing of dairy product, health care practices, management practices, breeding and reproduction practices. Variables education, socio-economic status, extension contact, mass media exposure, scientific orientation, economic motivation and risk orientation exhibited positive and significant whereas age exhibited negative significant with number of ICTs usage by farmers.

Keywords

 ICTs, Accessibility, Availability, Usages and Frequency