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Authors: Kumari, Richa
Advisor: Kumari, Arunima
Title: Role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Agricultural Development An Analytical Study At Samastipur District of (Bihar)
Publisher: Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa (Samastipur)
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Pages: 82+xi+ix
Agrotags: null
Keywords: Information technology, Agricultural development, Samastipur, Bihar
Abstract: he present study entitled “Role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Agricultural Development-An Analytical Study at Samastipur District of Bihar”, has been taken up with the following specific objectives - to study prevalent knowledge about ICT of farmers, to study accessibility (status) of ICT among farmers in Samastipur district, to study information gained from the ICT to develop the agriculture, to study constraints faced by the farmers in using ICT, to ascertain the relationship between selected socio economic variable with their knowledge gained through ICT in the field of agriculture. There are 20 blocks in Samastipur district out of which two blocks viz. Pusa and Kalyanpur were selected purposively. Out of these two blocks two villages from each block were selected randomly for study.40 farmers from Pusa block and 40 farmers from Kalyanpur block were selected as sample for data collection. Out of these 40 farmers, 20 progressive and 20 non- progressive farmers selected that included small, medium and large farmers on the basis of land holding. In this study it is concluded that role of ICTs in agriculture development was influenced by respondents, age, caste, education, size of family, family type, social participation, family annual income, sources of information and size of land holding, high and medium level of knowledge about agricultural activities among farmers through ICT tools, in the case of progressive farmers, the variables caste, education, social participation significantly correlated with accessibility of ICTs, in the case of non-progressive farmers, the variables were found as significant such as education and sources of information/media exposure, in the case of progressive farmers, the variables education and sources of information/media exposure turned out to be significant contributors towards information gained from ICT to develop the agriculture, in the case of non-progressive farmers, only two independent variables education, and social participation, was found as significantly correlated with information gained from ICT to develop the agriculture, in the case of progressive farmers, that ‘t’ value of co-relation coefficient of independent variables under study could not emerge as significant predictors, in the case of non-progressive farmers, out of the nine independent variables fitted in co-relation coefficient analysis, no any variables contributed significantly correlated with knowledge level of farmers about pre harvest agricultural activities, in the case of progressive farmers, variables could not emerge as significant correlated with knowledge level of farmers about post-harvest agricultural activities, in the case of non-progressive farmers, one independent variables size of land holding were found as significantly correlated with knowledge level of farmers about post-harvest agricultural activities, major constraints faced by respondents in using ICT tools was mobility constraints and low level of education, lack of pertinent knowledge about new innovation, lack of knowledge about using modern communicational techniques i.e. computer, high cost of agricultural tools. None, of the respondents having accessed internet, computer, software and you tube as ICT tools for agricultural information.
Subject: Home Science Extension Education
Theme: Role of information technology in agriculture of Bihar
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2017
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